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East River Park

William Glackens

American Art

William Glackens found ample subject matter in the parks of New York and the city dwellers who frequented them. Here he depicted the natural features of the East River Park, and the pastimes of its inhabitants, in sharp contrast to the bustling industrial setting of Brooklyn's waterfront visible across the water. For the many immigrants living in small, cramped quarters, the urban parks of Brooklyn and Manhattan served as a refuge from the poor conditions and overcrowding of tenement life.

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES ca. 1902
DIMENSIONS 25 7/8 x 32in. (65.7 x 81.3cm) frame: 36 1/2 x 42 5/8 x 3 in. (92.7 x 108.3 x 7.6 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed lower left: "W. Glackens"
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 41.1085
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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