Among the Skyscrapers, New York

Joseph Pennell, 1908

WAG 1569

About this object

Pennell made a drawing of this subject for John C Van Dyke’s 1909 book ‘The New New York’. This subject is exactly the same but in reverse due to the printing process. In 1908 Pennell travelled to New York to make these drawings. Van Dyke used 123 of them.

All the works in this exhibition were made during this trip although the plates were bitten and printed when Pennell returned to London later that year. They were also exhibited at the 1909 Liverpool Autumn Exhibition and purchased by the Walker directly from the artist.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Joseph Pennell (American, born:1857-07-04, died:1926-04-23)
  • Date
    1908
  • Materials
    Paper; Etching
  • Measurements
    plate mark: 28 cm x 21.5 cm
  • Physical description
    View of skyscrapers with river behind. Dense shadows occupy the immediate foreground.
  • Related people
    Joseph Pennell (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1569
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery from the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition in 1909
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 17, Whistler & Pennell: Etching the City Exhibition
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: J Pennell imp
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate; Centre
  • Inscription text: J Pennell imp
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate; Centre
  • Inscription text: Amoung the Skyscapers New York 1908
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate
  • Inscription text: 601
    Inscription method: Ink
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower right
Object view = Fine Art
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