Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts


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Sloan, John. LOVE ON THE ROOF. Etching, 1914. M. 167. 151 x 111mm; 6" x 4 3/8", signed, titled, and inscribed "100 proofs" in pencil (50 printed, of which this is one of 30 by Platt). Tack holes in the margin. In very good condition. "Poetic license probably permitted me to introduce many details in these city life plates. Note the protest of the fluttering garments and the neglected child. This woman was about thirty and the boy about eighteen. The nightshirts and underwear belonged to he husband. Seen from fourth street and sixth avenue, 11th floor studio. All these comments are deductions. I just saw it and etched it." (JS, 1945) In 1934, this print was cited in a trial as an example of "immorality in art." (Morse, p. 190) 

Inv num: 2251


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