Efzenka the Czech

(1918)

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

Oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 20 1/8 in. (61.3 x 51.2 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.4617

Provenance:
The artist, New York
Mrs. Cyrus McCormick
C.W. Kraushaar Galleries, New York, to 31 March 1928
ACA Gallery, New York, to 2 May 1956
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 May 1956-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
WHITNEY STUDIO CLUB, New York. Paintings and Sculpture by Members of the Whitney Studio Club, December 1918, no. 10.
WALDORF ASTORIA HOTEL, New York. Third Annual Exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists, 28 March-14 April 1919, no. 535.
GALLERY ON THE MOORS, East Gloucester, MA. Exhibition, 24 July-11 August 1919, cat. no. 22.
THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS, Philadelphia, PA. One Hundred and Seventeenth Annual Exhibition, 5 February-26 March 1922, no. 246.
C.W. KRAUSHAAR GALLERIES, New York. Paintings by John Sloan, 16 April-5 May 1923, no. 13.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. "The Eight" and the Independent Tradition in American Art, 13 January-15 March 1983. TOUR: TERRA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Evanston, IL, retitled Early Rebels in American Art (The Eight), 1 April-8 May 1983, no. 11.
MUSEUM OF THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, Brooklyn, NY. Tides of Immigration, 7 October-9 December 1986.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. Gloucester Daily Times (26 July 1919).
SEATON-SCHMIDT, ANNA. "Gallery on the Moors," Boston Evening Transcript (28 July 1919).
UNSIGNED. North Shore Breeze (1 August 1919).
H.R.H. "Sympathetic Critique of a Remarkable Showing of Gloucester Artists," The Cape Ann Shore (2 August 1919).
UNSIGNED. "Artists Show Marine Scenes," Boston Advertiser (3 August 1919).
UNSIGNED. "John Sloan at Kraushaar's," Art News 21 (21 April 1923) p. 1.
SLOAN, JOHN. Gist of Art (New York: American Artists Group, 1939) p. 257 ill.
HOLCOMB, GRANT III. A Checklist for John Sloan's Paintings (Lock Haven, PA: Annie Halenbake Ross Library, 1970) p. 9.
LERNER, ABRAM ed. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974) p. 747, fig. 369.
O'GORMAN, JAMES F. This Other Gloucester (Boston: For the Author, 1976) p. 89.
ELZEA, ROWLAND. John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonne Part One (Newark, NJ: University of Delaware Press, 1991) no. 584, p. 228.

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

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