SOLD Covered Bridge in Winter

by Eric Sloane (1905–1985)
Oil on board
21½ x 31⅞ inches (sight size)
Signed lower right: SLOANE



Private collection, New York, New York

Sale, Shannon’s, Milford, Connecticut, May 2, 2019, lot 87, from above

Private collection

Sale, Hindman, Chicago, Illinois, May 10, 2022, lot 106, from above

Note: Covered bridges became an important subject matter for Eric Sloane. He traveled to many parts of the country and created his paintings from memory. In his 1985 book, he described, “I wrote the first book about American covered bridges. Since then I probably have painted as many as there are in the country. It was an exciting period in my life, which afforded me a fine consciousness of Americana.”[1]

[1] Eric Sloane, Eighty: An American Souvenir (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1985), n.p.

Artist Biography

By Nina Sangimino

I think in some ways I’m a failure because people think I’m a painter of barns and a writer of nostalgia… It’s not what I’ve been trying to do. I hate nostalgia. It’s a dreaded disease. [1]
—Eric Sloane

To view a painting by Eric Sloane of a quintessential New England covered bridge, with its weathered clapboard siding, worn dirt road, and Huck Finn–inspired children fishing in the brook below, one is touched by the familiarity of the scene. But what seems at first glance to be a simple version of Yankee Americana reveals deeper meaning when understood in the

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