Performers : Isadora Duncan at Davidson Galleries

John Sloan American (1871–1951)

Isadora Duncan

Medium: Etching
Year: 1915
Edition : 100 proofs
Signature: Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate
References: M.172, xxix/xxix
Size: 9 x 7 1/2 inches
Description: John Sloan, a prominent member of the so-called Ash Can School, is notable for his image of the fringe culture and urban life in early 20th century New York. Isadora Duncan was a self-taught, improvisational dancer. Her work was choreographed, “to rediscover the beautiful, rhythmical motions of the human body.” Dancing barefoot, wrapped in flowing scarves, her performances celebrated independence and self-expression and were particularly adored by female audiences.
Condition: Stretch holes at margin edge
Stock Number: 29643C

Performers : Woman Playing Koto at Davidson Galleries

Artist Unidentified

Woman Playing Koto

Medium: Color woodblock
Publisher: Shinagawa, Kyoto
Size: 10-5/8 c 15-1/2 inches
Description: The koto was an instrument largely played by male musicians until the 17th and 18th centuries when women started to learn it in greater numbers. Around the turn of the twentieth century, koto lessons were incorporated both in girls’ formal school curricula and in geisha training. It was a popular instrument among the wealthy and was associated with love, romance and one of the desirable traits one looked for in a wife. Here a young women sits, quietly absorbed in her music, perhaps practicing to charm a lover, or maybe just for the pure enjoyment of the art itself.
Stock Number: 31006
Price: $160.00