Turning Out the Light

Turning Out the Light

1905

John Sloan

(American, 1871-1951)

Etching on wove paper

Support: Wove paper

Image: 11.7 x 16.8 cm (4 5/8 x 6 5/8 in.); Platemark: 12.4 x 17.3 cm (4 7/8 x 6 13/16 in.); Sheet: 23.8 x 30 cm (9 3/8 x 11 13/16 in.)

Gift of James and Hanna Bartlett 2018.1068

Fun Fact

This print was removed from a 1906 exhibition of Sloan’s work because the organizers felt its content was too overtly sexual.

Description

This print belongs to a series John Sloan began in 1905 describing life in New York. After moving to the city from Philadelphia in 1904, Sloan worked as an illustrator and depicted the gritty and quotidian aspects of his new environs in prints, paintings, and drawings. Here, a couple prepares for bed in an urban apartment—perhaps similar to where the artist himself lived.

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

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