Hell Hole

John Sloan American

Not on view

The Golden Swan, nicknamed the Hell Hole, was a popular bar among the theatrical crowd.

Mrs. Fred Gardner, whose husband was Vice-President of the Society of Independent Artists for many years, owned a copy if this print with notes on the verso identifying many of the individuals. Eugene O'Neill is at upper right; Peggy O'Neill (no relation) is seated at the table with him; René Lacoste is seated at right center; and Charles Ellis is in the left foreground.

This print was awarded a gold medal at the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, Philadelphia, in 1926, see: Morse 1969, p. 212.

Hell Hole, John Sloan (American, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 1871–1951 Hanover, New Hampshire), Etching and aquatint

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