Woman with Hand to Her Chin


John Sloan (1871-1951), Woman with Hand to Her Chin, etching, c. 1913, signed in pencil by Sloan’s widow Helen Farr Sloan and annotated 150 proofs; also signed by the printer June Baskin and annotated “imp” lower left. Reference: Morse 165, only state. In very good condition, the full sheet, printed on a cream wove paper, 6 1/2 x 3 1/4, the sheet 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches, archival mounting.

A fine impression.

No early impressions of this print are known, and it was first printed in an edition in 1969, as signed by Sloan’s widow, for distribution with the Morse catalogue raisonne of Sloan’s prints.

Morse notes that the model appears to be a Miss La Rue, who posed for other Sloan prints such as Head with Necklace (M 163) and Girl in Kimono (M 164), and other paintings and drawings of that period. The plate may have been a demonstration plate for teaching, and thus no edition was issued at the time the plate was made.