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Subway Stairs
  • John Sloan
    born: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States ; died: Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
  • Subway Stairs, 1926
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 173 x 126 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 4 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 319 x 243 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 9 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Steven Schmidt in memory of Helen Stevenson Schmidt
  • Not on display
  • 1987.0257
Catalogue raisonné

A woman, whose dress is blown up by a breeze exposing her thighs, is walking down a crowded stairway to the subway. There are figures above her on the stairway, a man in the bottom right corner, and figures at lower left.