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Painter:
Halpert, Samuel T. 1884-1930  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1922
Notes:
Spasovic, Lazar N., 2006.
Image on file.
Christie's, Sale (May 28, 1992), lot 226.
(Lower right:) S. HALPERT 1922 signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
A dock scene in lower Manhattan, south of the Brooklyn Bridge and south of South Street, with two barges in the East River in the foreground and the New York City skyline in the background. The barges are tied to a large bollard on the dock in the foreground. Nearby, a man is rolling a spool of cable on the dock, while another man is sitting on one of the barges. The buildings along the river in the background include a typical New York port warehouse with a facade clad in copper which has attained a green patina, a row of sunlit historic brick row houses, and an Art Deco style office building. A horse drawn milk wagon is visible on the street to the right of a concrete band shell along the water. The elevated railroad track is visible to the left of the bandstand behind a lonely tree. There is vehicular traffic under the elevated rail (FDR Drive along the east side of Manhattan is constructed instead of the elevated rail in that area).
Topic:
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Cityscape--River--East River  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Barge  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Dock  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9E260006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_383540