Mc Sorley's Saturday Night

(1929-1945)

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

Oil on canvas, 30 1/4 X 36 1/4 IN. (76.7 X 92.0 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.4614

Provenance:
Estate of the artist
Kraushaar Galleries, New York, 1951-7 September 1954
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 7 September 1954-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
KRAUSHAAR GALLERIES, New York. Exhibition of Paintings by John Sloan, 3-26 April 1930, no. 19.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS. Seventeenth Annual Exhibition of American Art, 14 April-17 May 1931, no. 147.
CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, Pittsburgh. Thirtieth Annual International Exhibition of Paintings, 15 October-6 December 1931, no. 42.
XVIII BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE, Venice. United States Pavilion, June-September 1932, no. 42, p. 284.
HOTEL ST. MORITZ, New York. Repeal Art Show, April 1934.
ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. John Sloan Retrospective, 2 April-18 May 1938, no. 26, ill.
COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ART CENTER. Exhibition of French and American Painting, May 1938.
WANAMAKER GALLERIES, New York. John Sloan: Paintings, Etchings and Drawings, 4-30 November 1939, no. 35.
AMERICAN FINE ARTS SOCIETY, New York. Fifty Years on 57th Street, 7-28 February 1943, no. 194, p. 10 ill.
KRAUSHAAR GALLERIES, New York. Paintings by Glackens, Lawson, Prendergast and Sloan, 28 September-17 October 1953, no. 21.
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Waltham, Massachusetts. "Three Collections," 1-17 June 1955, no. 43.
TWEED GALLERY, University of Minnesota, Duluth. "Collector's Choice," 1-30 April 1956.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa. "Some American Paintings from the Collection of Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 10-31 January 1957, no. 73. TOUR: MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 20-31 March; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 12 April-26 May; STRATFORD ARENA, Ontario, 1 July-31 August; WINNIPEG ART GALLERY, Manitoba, 6 October-3 November.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, New York (organizer). "Paintings from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation Collection: A View of the Protean Century," no. 64 TOUR: M. KNOEDLER & CO., New York, 31 October-24 November 1962; CURRIER GALLERY OF ART, Manchester, New Hampshire, 16 December-12 January 1963; CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, Pittsburgh, 30 January-26 February; EVANSVILLE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, Indiana, 16 March-12 April; MUNSON-WILLIAMS-PROCTOR INSTITUTE, Utica, New York, 30 April-27 May; J.B. SPEED ART MUSEUM, Louisville, Kentucky, 13 June-10 July; THE MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 30 July-25 August; SAETTLE ART MUSEUM, 11 September-8 October; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 26 October-23 November; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 11 December-7 January 1964; DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 26 January-23 February; OKLAHOMA ART CENTER, Oklahoma City, 12 March-8 April; BROOKS MEMORIAL ART GALLERY, Memphis, 25 April-23 May; ATLANTA ART ASSOCIATION, Georgia, 10 June-7 July; SAGINAW ART MUSEUM, Michigan, 25 July-22 August; MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 8 September-6 October; ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, Pennsylvania, 24 October-21 November; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 9 December-10 January 1965; BROOKLYN MUSEUM, New York, 8 February-5 April.
MARLBOROUGH-GERSON GALLERY, New York. The New York Painter, A Century of Teaching: Morse to Hofmann, 27 September-14 October 1967, p. 60 ill., p. 97.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. John Sloan Centennial Exhibition, 18 September-31 October 1971, no. 73, p. 117 ill. TOUR: GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART, University of Georgia, Athens, 20 November 1971-16 January 1972; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 15 February-2 April 1972; CITY ART MUSEUM, St. Louis, 4 May-18 June 1972.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM. Visions of New York City, 28 March-24 May 1981, no. 98.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Tokyo. Japanese Artists Who Studied in USA and the American Scene, 24 July-5 September 1982, no. 81. TOUR: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Kyoto, 14 September-11 October 1982.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Focusing on Art, 22 November 1985-4 May 1986.
DELAWARE ART MUSEUM, Wilmington. John Sloan: Spectator of Life, 15 July-4 September 1988. TOUR: IBM GALLERY OF SCIENCE AND ART, New York, 25 April-18 June 1988; COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, Ohio, 17 September-6 November 1988; AMON CARTER MUSEUM, Fort Worth, 20 November 1988-1 January 1989.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. "Have a Picture on Me!" Art Digest 8 (1 April 1934) p. 12.
BRACE, ERNEST. "John Sloan," Magazine of Art (31 March 1938) p. 134, 136.
SLOAN, JOHN. Gist of Art (New York: American Artists Group, 1939) ill. p. 305.
SLOAN, JOHN. John Sloan (New York: American Artists Group 1945) ill.
BREUNING, MARGARET. "Retrospective for John Sloan, Famed Realist," Art Digest 22 (15 February 1948) p. 13.
BROOKS, VAN WYCK. John Sloan: A Painter's Life (New York: Dutton, 1955) p. 60.
JENA, JEANETTE. "Hirshhorn Art Exhibit at Carnegie Institute," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (4 February 1963).
ST. JOHN, BRUCE ed. John Sloan's New York Scene (New York: Harper & Row, 1965) p. 614.
HOLCOMB, GRANT III. A Checklist for John Sloan's Paintings (Lock Haven, PA: Annie Halenbake Ross Library, 1970) p. 19.
LERNER, ABRAM ed. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974) p. 747, ill. p. 287.
MORRIS, RICHARD B. ed. The U.S. Department of Labor Bicentennial History of The American Worker (Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor, 1976) ill. p. 274.
PETER A. JULEY ARCHIVE, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
HOLCOMB, GRANT. "John Sloan and McSorley's Wonderful Saloon," The American Art Journal 15/2 (Spring 1983) p. 15-20, figs. 18, 19.
PEELE, STANTON. "The New Prohibitionists," The Sciences (March/April 1984) ill. p. 16.
ELZEA, ROWLAND and ELIZABETH HAWKES. John Sloan: Spectator of Life (Wilmington, DE: Delaware Art Museum, 1988) p. 144.
CARSON, GERALD. "America's Junction," American Heritage 39/7 (November 1988) ill.
ELZEA, ROWLAND. John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonne Part Two (Newark, NJ: University of Delaware Press, 1991) no. 867, p. 314-315. (Wrong photo, shows earlier state of painting, thus incurring misinterpretation of Sloan's notes. Also, wrong owner listed).

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