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Morning Light

Eric Sloane (1905 - 1985)
Oil on board
24 x 36 inches
Inscribed and signed lower left: MORNING LIGHT / SLOANE


Abercrombie & Fitch Co., New York., New York

Paul G. Benedum, Jr., Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Estate of above

Sale, Hindman, Chicago, Illinois, February 14, 2024, lot 196, from above

Note: Eric Sloane viewed the barn as an important symbol of Americana. The artist himself described, “the early American barn, taking into consideration its reasons for being, I’ve found to be an exceptional and impressive subject,” continuing, “an old barn has an aura of persistence, stubbornly shrouded in the mood of its own time.”[1] Sloane explored farms throughout New England, but did not paint on location, choosing instead to create his depictions from memory.

Abercrombie & Fitch, which began as a high-end sporting goods store, owned several of Eric Sloane’s paintings and even featured his work on the cover of their catalogue of merchandise.

[1] Eric Sloane, I Remember America (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1971), 56.

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