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Nude on Chair, Legs Crossed

John Sloan

American Art

Like all serious artists of their generation, Sloan and his friends often sketched and painted from the nude. This sketch of a woman seated on a draped studio prop is typical of Sloan’s many naturalistic depictions of the female body. Captured in a casual, unrefined pose, she appears refreshingly authentic and unidealized.
MEDIUM Sanguine conte crayon on cream, thin, smooth wove paper
DATES ca. 1926–1938
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 13 7/8 x 9 5/16 in. (35.2 x 23.7 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right in conte crayon: "John Sloan"
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sheet is torn from pad with perforated edge at left.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION John Sloan (American, 1871–1951). Nude on Chair, Legs Crossed, ca. 1926–1938. Sanguine conte crayon on cream, thin, smooth wove paper, Sheet: 13 7/8 x 9 5/16 in. (35.2 x 23.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 41.440. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.440_IMLS_PS3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 41.440_IMLS_PS3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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