May 16, 2005

Shine, Washington Square, New York City

Shine, Washington Square, New York City

1923

John Sloan

(American, 1871-1951)

Lithograph

Image: 18.2 x 22.7 cm (7 3/16 x 8 15/16 in.); Sheet: 24.3 x 38.7 cm (9 9/16 x 15 1/4 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection 1941.526

Catalogue raisonné: Morse 210

State: only state

Did you know?

Washington Arch, seen behind the figures in this print, was dedicated in 1895 as a monument to the centenary of George Washington’s inauguration.

Description

In the 1920s, a growing number of women worked in secretarial and retail jobs in America’s cities. Many artists could not resist portraying these unaccompanied women as they enjoyed the city on their lunch hours or spent their meager wages in pursuit of fun. Here, John Sloan captured a humorous dynamic in Washington Square Park, near his Greenwich Village apartment. As two young women converse, they are oblivious to the older man on the same bench who appears fascinated by the available view of the woman’s leg.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

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