Coal Wharves, Staten Island

Joseph Pennell, 1908

WAG 1610

About this object

As an illustrator Pennell observed subjects from a distance. He was careful not to place himself in the composition, only recording what he saw. This detached view of Staten Island’s wharves, harbour and railway tracks looks towards New York with the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge in the distance.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Joseph Pennell (American, born:1857-07-04, died:1926-04-23)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Etching; Paper
  • Measurements
    plate mark: 14.2 cm x 31 cm
  • Physical description
    View of harbour, piers and railway tracks looking toward New York with the Statue of Liberty and Bridge visible in the distance.
  • Related people
    Joseph Pennell (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1610
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery from the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition in 1909
  • Location
    Sudley House, First Floor, Special Exhibitions Room
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: J Pennell imp
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location:
Object view = Fine Art
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