The Eric Sloane Biography

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Available now through Weather Hill Farm:   Aware:  A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane.  Learn more. about the biography of Eric Sloane by clicking here.

Haying Season by Eric Sloane

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A skillful use of palette highlights every aspect of this early autumnal haying scene by Eric Sloane.  Oil on panel.  Image size is approximately 35.5″ wide x 23.5″ wide.  Framed by Eric in his handmade barn board frame typical of the era.

Original Pen and Ink Drawing Coffee Mill by Eric Sloane

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          Coffee Mill, 1890 by Eric Sloane, N.A.  Original pen and ink illustration.  Approximately 8.25″ tall x 6.25″ wide.  An opportunity to obtain an original Eric Sloane pen and ink illustration for an attractive price, as Weather Hill Farm is offering this original drawing unframed.  Please contact the gallery for pricing information.

Original Pen and Ink Illustration Treenware 1760 by Eric Sloane

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          Treenware 1760 by Eric Sloane, N.A.  Original pen and ink illustration.  Approximately 6.5″ tall x 8″ wide.  An opportunity to obtain an original Eric Sloane pen and ink illustration for an attractive price, as Weather Hill Farm is offering this original drawing unframed.  Please contact the gallery for pricing information.

Original Pen and Ink Illustration Noonday by Eric Sloane

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          Noonday by Eric Sloane, N.A.  Original pen and ink illustration.  Approximately 8.25″ tall x 7.25″ wide.  An opportunity to obtain an original Eric Sloane pen and ink illustration for an attractive price, as Weather Hill Farm is offering this original drawing unframed.  Please contact the gallery for pricing information.

Original Pen and Ink Illustration Harvest Time by Eric Sloane

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          Harvest Time by Eric Sloane, N.A.  Original pen and ink illustration.  Approximately 7″ tall x 7.5″ wide.  An opportunity to obtain an original Eric Sloane pen and ink illustration for an attractive price, as Weather Hill Farm is offering this original drawing unframed.  Please contact the gallery for pricing information.

Original Pen and Ink Illustration Firewood by Eric Sloane

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          Firewood by Eric Sloane, N.A.  Original pen and ink illustration.  Approximately 7.5″ tall x 7.5″ wide.  An opportunity to obtain an original Eric Sloane pen and ink illustration for an attractive price, as Weather Hill Farm is offering this original drawing unframed.  Please contact the gallery for pricing information.  SORRY-SOLD.

Original Illustration Gone Fishing by Eric Sloane

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          Gone Fishing by Eric Sloane, N.A.  Original pen and ink illustration.  Approximately 5″ tall x 9″ wide.  An opportunity to obtain an original Eric Sloane pen and ink illustration for an attractive price, as Weather Hill Farm is offering this original drawing unframed.  Please contact the gallery for pricing information.

Original Pen and Ink Illustration Smokehouse by Eric Sloane

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Our latest arrival – Smokehouse – by Eric Sloane, N.A.  Original pen and ink signed “Eric Sloane, N.A.” lower right.  Charming example of Eric’s illustrative style.  Sloane’s inclusion of overhanging tree branches draws the viewer inside to this early American scene.  A charming early smokehouse is featured, with the wonderful inclusion of a stone barn in the distance, as well as the roof and chimney of an ancient farm house.  In order to be included in the gallery’s works for sale, Smokehouse  underwent extensive re-framing which included a thorough polishing of the glass and inclusion of acid-free materials in a way which allows for the retention of the original Walter Skor mat.  An added bonus – Smokehouse retains it’s original Walter Skor frame to complete a wonderful, original scene that remains as Eric Sloane intended – with the benefit of acid-free museum grade framing materials.

Smokehouse by Eric Sloane, N.A. 20.50″ wide  x 18″ tall (approximate framed size), 14″ wide x 12″ tall (approximate image size).  Please call the gallery for pricing information.

 

October 25, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

Early in his career, Eric Sloane illustrated a number of maps, often in a very fanciful style.  These maps have become quite rare due the facts that not many were produced, they were often pinned or tacked upon walls where they were damaged and/or thrown out when they became obsolete, and they were often printed on inexpensive materials.

An interesting and perhaps more rare sub-set of early Eric Sloane maps are known as “foil maps”.  These maps appear to be drawn on a type of aluminum foil, but they are really impressed into a paper backed thin metal sheet using a process that must be similar to printing with a press.  This Eric Sloane “foil map” subset is further divided by subject – possibly the more numerous being of airports, while the less frequently found are of towns and villages.

Recently, I was fortunate to be able to purchase this Eric Sloane map of Radburn, New Jersey, pictured above.  It is one of three known to exist.  Like other Eric Sloane maps of the period, the Radburn map is drawn in an almost comical manner.  Similar to atlas maps drawn and marketed to local business leaders in mid-19th century America, Eric Sloane was sure to include prominent locations, meeting places, popular restaraunts (and not a few bars!), and the names of popular people and businesses.  This would ensure that Sloane would have a minimum number of sales, probably before these maps even left the presses.

The lower right corner reads “Socked into metal by hand by Eric Sloane, Allendale, NJ”.  To my knowledge, Allendale is the only New Jersey town in which Eric Sloane established a more or less permanent residency.  I believe Sloane lived in Allendale shortly after WWII – the only other refernce I have seen to Allendale is on the back of a WW II-era Eric Sloane aviation illustration, upon which Sloane wrote “Sky Top Studio Eric Sloane Allendale, NJ”.

I have also seen an Eric Sloane map of Forrest Hill, Long Island, where he spent some of his youth.  No doubt there exists other Eric Sloane maps of other towns and villages, but I have yet to see one.  I have seen a number of different foil maps Eric Sloane created of airports around the country.  My speculation is that the idea to create maps of airports was born from Sloane’s work with the Army Air Corps during WWII.  No doubt there was great interest in mapping every American airport for defense reasons, and it is easy to imagine that Sloane likely would have played a direct or inderect role in the illustrative discussions for creating some these maps.  Eric Sloane may have recognized a commercial value in these maps post WW II – and illustrating these maps would have been a complimentary sideline to illustrating aircraft for pilots.

An early Eric Sloane map of Roosevelt Field, also in metal