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The Penny Bridge

Isabel Lydia Whitney

American Art

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1927-1928
DIMENSIONS 18 3/16 x 24 in. (46.2 x 61 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed, blue paint, lower right: "I. L. Whitney"; signed in pencil upside down on lower tacking edge: "Whitney [illeg]"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. James H. Hayes
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Brooklyn Heights, circa 1927. View showing Penny Bridge with underpass to old Wall Street Ferry [Montague Street]. At left, the wing of the Litchfield House where Mr. Litchfield kept his collection of armor now in the Metropolitan Museum. At extreme right, huse originally owned by A.A. Low. On the balcony through field glasses the owner of the fleet of clipper ships used to watch the "tea races" as the shops full sail came up the harbor bringing their cargoes of tea after the long voyages around the Horn. In the distance are the Staten Island ferry slips, an ocean going liner and the Manhattan skycrapers.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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