Swinging in the Square (In the Park). 1912. Etching. Morse 156.iii. 4 x 5 1/8 (sheet 8 7/8 x 12 1/4). Edition 100. A rich impression, printed on 'Van Gelder Zonen Holland' laid paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed, titled and annotated "100 proofs" by Sloan in pencil.
Sloan wrote "Walked down to the East Side this safternoon, enjoyed watching the girls swinging in the Square, Avenue A and 8th Street East. " Morse page 181. The scene is Tompkins Square Parak in Manhattan. $1,950.
“Stuyvesant Square. The peak of the swing, like the cover for the 'Masses', with deeper meaning." —from the catalogue raisonnee ‘John Sloan’s Prints', Peter Morse, Yale University Press, 1969.
Impressions of this work are in the following museum collections: Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art.
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