John Sloan was the most accomplished and most dedicated printmaker of the group of New York artists who, because they portrayed the everyday life of the lower classes, were referred to as the “Ash Can School.” Sloan commented on the “New York City Life” series: “Observation of life in furnished rooms in back of my 23rd Street studio inspired many of my etchings and paintings of this period ... this woman in this sordid room, sordidly dressed—undressed—with a poor kid crawling around the bed—reading the Woman’s Page, getting hints on fashion and housekeeping. That’s all. It was the irony of that I was putting over.”
Artist John Sloan, American, 1871-1951
  • The Woman's Page
Date 1905
Medium etching printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Plate: 5 × 6 7/8 inches (12.7 × 17.5 cm)
Sheet: 9 1/2 × 12 3/8 inches (24.1 × 31.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Bernard F. Walker
Accession Number 64.279
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in plate, lower left: John | Sloan 1905
Signed, in pencil within plate mark, lower right: John Sloan
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, lower left: The Women's Page
Inscribed, center bottom margin: 100 proofs
Inscribed, lower left corner: #15-
Inscribed, bottom right edge: Kr 39- NY
1964-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Beall, Karen et al. American Prints in the Library of Congress: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Colection. Baltimore, 1970, p. 457.

Morse, Peter. John Sloan's Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Etchings, Lithographs, and Posters. New Haven,1969, p. 141, no. 132 (ill.).