John Sloan

1871-1951, New York, NY

Cowboys rustling cattle herd in rain, circa1920

Oil on canvas
Signed lower right: John Sloan
33" H x 49.75" W

  • Notes: Inspired by summer trips to Santa Fe during 1916-1917, John Sloan returned fully invigorated to paint the southwest during the summer of 1919. Leaving Gloucester, Massachusetts, with the responsibilities of formal teaching behind him, Sloan was no doubt filled with the excitement and sense of adventure Old Santa Fe offered. Indeed, Sloan's biographer Rowland Elzea recalls "The majority of his paintings of the summer of 1919 show his response to the life of the people there: Indian, Hispanic, and Anglo." This oil on canvas projects the experience Sloane and many of his fellow colleagues were looking for in New Mexico: Cowboys and charros whooping on horseback with dogs, all herding hundreds of stampeding cattle in a driving rainstorm. The cast of unknown characters depicted in this painting all come together in this one frenzied instant - to create a perfect western backdrop for the urbanist painter from Philadelphia.
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Fine craquelure throughout. Light stretcher bar creases along the four edges. Frame abrasion along the four edges. Artist's pinholes along the upper edge.

    Blacklight: Spots of touch-up scattered throughout the sky in the center, the largest dime-sized. A quarter-sized area of restoration lower left with corresponding patch verso.

    Frame: 36.25" H x 53" W x 1.25" D

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