John Sloan “On the Corner of Oxford Street” Original Limited Edition Etching
This and the others listed are all from “Of Human Bondage” Limited edition of 1500 NUMBERED in the COLOPHON Only: #800 (1915). Printed on high quality laid paper, plate mark measuring 4 by 6 inches and published 1938 by the Limited Edition Club. Each etching is plate signed and NOT INCLUDED with the original Colorphon BUT may be downloaded for your records. These are all in good condition, free of foxing, tears or stains.
John French Sloan (August 2, 1871 — September 7, 1951) was an American artist. As a member of The Eight, a group of American artists, he became a leading figure in the Ashcan School of realist artists. He was known for his urban genre painting and ability to capture the essence of neighborhood life in New York City, often through his window. Sloan has been called “the premier artist of the Ashcan School who painted the inexhaustible energy and life of New York City during the first decades of the twentieth century”, and an “early twentieth-century realist painter who embraced the principles of socialism and placed his artistic talents at the service of those beliefs.
By 1903 he had produced about sixty oil paintings in total. In April 1904, Sloan moved to New York City, and soon found quarters in Greenwich Village where he painted some of his best-known works, including McSorley’s Bar, Sixth Avenue Elevated at Third Street, and Wake of the Ferry. His time in New York was his most prolific period, but he sold little, and he continued to rely on his earnings as a freelancer for The Philadelphia Press, for which he continued to draw weekly puzzles until 1910. By 1905 he was supplementing this income by drawing illustrations for books (including various works by Charles de Kock ,The Moonstone and for such journals as Collier’s Weekly , Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Weekly, The Saturday Evening Post, andScribner’s among others.