Study for Brooklyn Bridge
Inspired by the imposing architectural profiles and irrepressible energy of New York City, Joseph Stella completed his first painting of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1920 and returned to the theme a number of times in succeeding years. Stella used pastel as an experimental mode in which to work out his denser and highly finished modernist abstractions in oil.
Pastel on medium-weight laid paper
22 1/2 x 18 in. (57.2 x 45.7 cm)
frame: 29 × 23 × 1 1/2 in. (73.7 × 58.4 × 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "Joseph Stella / 22"
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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Joseph Stella (American, born Italy, 1877-1946). Study for Brooklyn Bridge, 1922. Pastel on medium-weight laid paper, 22 1/2 x 18 in. (57.2 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 68.214 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.214_PS2.jpg)
overall, 68.214_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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