JOHN FRENCH SLOAN
"PROSPECTOR IN APACHE CANYON"
Signed, titled, dated 1947-8 and inscribed 'JS#1108' verso, casein tempera with oil-varnish glaze on board.
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.9cm)
"John Sloan," Kraushaar Galleries, New York, New York, February 4 - 23, 1952.
Rowland Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné part two, Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1991, no. 1215 (illustrated).
Sloan's diary describes the sketching trip that was the origin of this painting, "we left in our car with J[oe] Bakos driving at about 9:30 AM and after a short stop in town went by the main highway south and east to Canyoncito and into Joe's Apache canyon. It is very beautiful and has great possibilities as beneath the canyon is plenty of water. Joe and I walked about a mile northerly, leaving the car... Joe and I started painting... beautiful dark scrub oak grottos." (September 21, 1948).
Sold for $14,300 (buyer's premium included)