Ferry Slip, Winter

1905-1906

John Sloan, American, b. Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1871–1951

Oil on canvas, 21 5/8 × 31 3/4 in. (55.1 × 80.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4607

Provenance:
Kraushaar Galleries, New York, to 7 September 1954
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 7 September 1954-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
C.W. KRAUSHAAR GALLERIES, New York. "Paintings by John Sloan," 11-30 April 1921, no. 9.
C. W. KRAUSHAAR GALLERIES, New York. "John Sloan," 15 February-5 March 1927, no. 1.
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Missoula. "Inaugural Exhibition," from 5 October 1937.
ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. "John Sloan Retrospective Exhibition," 2 April-18 May 1938, no. 1, p. 13.
WARNER GALLERIES, Los Angeles. "John Sloan," May 1940.
DES MOINES ART CENTER. "The Artists' Vision," 27 February-23 March 1952, no. 67.
TERRA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Evanston, Illinois. "Treasures from the Hirshhorn: American Painting 1880-1930," 29 July-30 September 1980, no. 12.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "'The Eight' and the independent Tradition in American Art," 13 January-15 May 1983, no. 9.
MUSEUM OF THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN AT BROOKLYN COLLEGE, New York. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, the River and the Bridge, 12 April-10 May 1983, no. 59.
TIMKEN ART GALLERY, San Diego, CA. Focus I: John Sloan's "The Wake of the Ferry," 2 October-2 December 1984, fig. 8.
SITES, Washington D.C. The America's Smithsonian 150th Anniversary Exhibition. TOUR: LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER, Los Angeles, CA, 9 February-10 March 1996; KANSAS CITY CONVENTION CENTER, MO, 10 April-19 May 1996; NEW YORK COLISEUM, NY, 11 June-24 July 1996; RHODE ISLAND CONVENTION CENTER, Providence, RI, 17 August-19 September 1996; GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER, Houston, TX, 6 December 1996-12 January 1997.
DELAWARE ART MUSEUM, Wilmington. John Sloan's New York, 20 October 2007-20 January 2008, cat. [not included] TOUR: Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 10 February-27 April; DAVID AND ALFRED SMART MUSEUM OF ART, University of Chicago, 22 May-14 September; REYNOLDA HOUSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 4 October-4 January 2009.

Published References:
ST. JOHN, BRUCE ed. John Sloan's New York Scene from the Diaries, Notes and Correspondence 1906-1913 (New York: Harper and Row, 1965) p. 88, 89 ill.
PACH, WALTER. "L'Art de John Sloan," L'art et les artistes XVIII (February 1914) p. 224.
JULEY, PETER. Photograph from John Sloan File, Peter Juley Archive, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
CORTISSOZ, ROYAL. "Gari Melchers, John Noble and Diverse Others," New York Herald Tribune (20 february 1927) Section VI, p. 10, column 4.
UNSIGNED. "Notes on the Art World," New York American (27 february 1927) section M, p. 12, column 4.
UNSIGNED. "Art of John Sloan is Truly American," Philadelphia Public Ledger (15 March 1931), p. 16, column 4.
SLOAN, JOHN. Gist of Art (New York: American Artists' Group, 1939) p. 206.
GENAUER, EMILY. "Artist Insists Prize Painting Isn't Obscene," World Telegram (date?).
A.M. "Sloan Show Proves Why He Is 'The New York Painter," Los Angeles Times (5 May 1940).
HOLCOMB, GRANT. "A Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings of John Sloan, 1900-1913," unpublished PhD dissertation, University of Delaware, 1972, p. 34-36, 140-191 no. 38.
DORSEY, JOHN. "America's rebel 'Eight' insisted on individuality," The Baltimore Sun (24 January 1983).
ELZEA, ROWLAND. John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonne Part One (Newark, NJ: University of Delaware Press, 1991) no. 62, p. 66-67.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Realism (Ashcan School)