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Fifth Avenue

Everett Shinn

American Art

Always fascinated by the urban spectacle, Everett Shinn here captured the misty atmosphere of a rainy day along New York City’s Fifth Avenue with broad strokes of thinly layered pastels in a muted palette. The stark silhouette of a couple dressed in black stands out against the sketchily rendered surroundings. Buildings and other forms appear dematerialized in the hazy effects of inclement weather, although the distinctive triangular profile of the Flatiron Building is still recognizable.
MEDIUM Pastel on beige, moderately thick, moderately textured laid paper.
DATES 1910
DIMENSIONS 12 3/8 x 15 1/4 in. (31.4 x 38.7 cm) frame: 20 3/4 × 23 7/8 × 1 3/4 in. (52.7 × 60.6 × 4.4 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed in pastel, lower left: "E. Shinn / 1910"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Samuel A. Lewisohn
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953). Fifth Avenue, 1910. Pastel on beige, moderately thick, moderately textured laid paper., 12 3/8 x 15 1/4 in. (31.4 x 38.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Samuel A. Lewisohn, 43.227 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 43.227_PS6.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 43.227_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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