Colin Campbell Cooper
West Side, New York, 1908
Signed Colin Campbell Cooper and dated 1908 (lr); titled on a label affixed to the verso
Gouache, graphite and colored pencil, and pastel on paper laid to board
30 x 22 inches
Although identified by the artist as West Side New York, this vibrant view of Manhattan, painted during an election year, appears to depict a curving, busy thoroughfare wending its way in the general direction of the Williamsburg bridge. In a foreground dominated by brownstones and an elevated train, a throng of bystanders regards a delivery made by horse and carriage. In the middle distance, where the buildings are much taller, a campaign banner for presidential candidate William Howard Taft traverses the busy street.
Colin Campbell Cooper was a master at rendering the smoke and steam of a dynamic city; here he captures the excitement of a campaign year in vivid hues of pink, vermilion and ochre, interspersed with blue and gray.
C Estate of Eve G. Kingsland
Additional Notes & Condition Report
The main body of the composition remains fresh and vibrant.
The label on the reverse bears the artist's Santa Barbara address.
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