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After attending Central High School in Philadelphia, John Sloan taught himself etching and by 1891 was making his living as a commercial illustrator. While a full-time staff artist for the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1892, Sloan began taking drawing classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine...

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Inscription

Lower right: John Sloan/1910; Reverse: Pigeons/John Sloan

Provenance

1910, the artist; 1935, sold by the artist to the MFA for $2,000. (Accession Date: February 7, 1935)

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1910

Dimensions

66.36 x 81.28 cm (26 1/8 x 32 in.)

Accession Number

35.52

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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