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Old Brooklyn Bridge

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Completed in 1883 and hailed as an engineering wonder, the Brooklyn Bridge was recognized as a symbol of the modern city by artists and writers alike. Walt Whitman, John Marin, Hart Crane, Lewis Mumford, and Georgia O’Keeffe, for example, all paid homage to this structure. The bridge was...

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Inscription

Lower right: Joseph/Stella

Provenance

About 1941, Wright Ludington (1900-1992), Santa Barbara, California. 1980, with Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York; 1980, sold by Richard l. Feigen & Co. to Susan Morse Hilles; 1986, gift of Susan Morse Hilles to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Morse Hilles in memory of Paul Hellmuth

about 1941

Dimensions

193.67 x 173.35 cm (76 1/4 x 68 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1980.197

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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