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Looking Down into Wall Street

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1980,0510.22

  • Title (object)

    • Looking Down into Wall Street
  • Description

    View between skyscrapers down to streets of New York. 1919 Lithograph

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1919
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 487 millimetres
    • Width: 349 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    An impression of this print was first exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, London in October 1919 (no. 51). It was printed in an edition of 25.

    Text in Frances Carey & Antony Griffiths, 'Avant-Garde British Printmaking 1914-1960', BMP 1990, no.34:
    The sharp viewpoint down between the skyscrapers into the streets of New York is found in a number of contemporary American works of art. Nevinson later implausibly claimed that all these were derived from him: "Since then dozens of painters have copied my technique in the rendering of modern buildings" ('Paint and Prejudice', p.202).
    The painting corresponding to this composition and this lithograph were both shown at the Leicester Galleries in October 1919 (nos 22 and 51). They are both almost exactly the same size, but there is a significant difference in that the smoke in the print, particularly in the right foreground, is less dense than in the painting (reproduced in 'C. R. W. Nevinson and the Great War', Maclean Gallery, London 1980).

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  • Bibliography

    • Black 2014 54 bibliographic details
    • Leicester Galleries 55 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XXc Mounted Imp)

  • Exhibition history

    1990/1 Sep-Jan, BM, Avant-Garde British Printmaking 1914-1960, no. 34
    1991/2 Nov-Jan, Middlesborough AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking
    1992 Feb-April, Plymouth City Mus & AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking
    1992 May-June, Glasgow, Hunterian AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking
    1992 Oct-Dec, Manchester, Whitworth AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1980

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1980,0510.22

View between skyscrapers down to streets of New York. 1919 Lithograph

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View between skyscrapers down to streets of New York. 1919 Lithograph

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