Private collection, Pennsylvania, acquired from above
Sale, Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 6, 2022, lot 80, from above
Note: The Tuxer Alpen, or Tux Alps, are a mountain range in Austria and a popular location for ski touring and hiking. In his depiction, Sloane combines this tranquil snowcapped mountain with his signature pillowy clouds.
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. 
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