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Bridge over river
Bridge over river
Artist:
Date:
1929
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Drypoint
Dimensions:
17.7 x 25.2 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Accession Number:
1957.199.118
Acquisition Date:
1957-10-14
Credit Line:

Gift of Theodore M. Lilienthal

The dominating image here is the grand arch of a massive concrete bridge that spans a river. Tiny barges and tug boats far below ply the river. On the right bank in an area of mudflats, a dock extends into the water and through two smaller arches of the bridge a series of low buildings on mudflats is visible. The buildings of a city rise (Monica Jensen 04/09/93)
The dominating image here is the grand arch of a massive concrete bridge that spans a river. Tiny barges and tug boats far below ply the river. On the right bank in an area of mudflats, a dock extends into the water and through two smaller arches of the bridge a series of low buildings on mud flats is visible. The buildings of a city rise directly above these arches. On the left bank, below the huge arch is a highway, half as broad as the river. Careful details abound--street lamps, the sidewalk on the river side with its concrete WPA-era balustrade, a widening out place where pedestrians congregate to watch the river traffic. And at the top of a bluff in the left foreground stands a building, like a Roman tower, clad in massive stones with barrel-vault arches for twin upper windows and a doorway below. A wrought-iron fence surrounds the tower and a stone staircase leads away from it towards the highway. (Monica Jensen 04/09/93)