View of Forty-third Street West of Ninth Avenue, circa 1883
Inscribed West 43rd St - 9th Ave/about 1883/By Louis Maurer and Forty-third Street West of Ninth Ave./Painted about 1883 by Louis Maurer./The first stoop on the right was his home. on the reverse
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Michael J. de Sherbinin, New York, 1931-1938
Stephen C. Clark, New York, Nov. 1938-1960
Thence by descent in the family
Berry-Hill Galleries, New York
Life in America (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1939), p. 206, illus.
Howard Devree, "America in Perspective," The New York Times, July 16, 1939, p. 111, illus.Herman Warner Williams, Jr., Mirror to the American Past: A Survey of American Genre Painting 1750-1900, (Greenwich, CT, 1973), pp. 216, 218, illus. Exhibited:
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Life in America, Apr. 24-Oct. 29, 1939 , no. 270
Dallas, Museum of Fine Arts, Famous Families in American Art, Oct. 8-Nov. 20, 1960, no. 48.
Louis Maurer immigrated to New York from Germany at 19, establishing himself as a lithographer. He worked for Currier and Ives and later founded his own firm, Maurer & Heppenheimer. He lived at 404 West 43rd Street in Hell's Kitchen from 1868 until his death in 1932. His son, the modernist painter Alfred Maurer, lived in a small room on the top floor of the house.
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