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The Plaza after the Rain

Artist
Paul Cornoyer, American, 1864–1923
Date
1908
Material
Oil on canvas
Made in
New York, New York, United States, North and Central America
Depicts
New York, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 335
Dimensions
59 1/4 x 59 1/4 in. (150.5 x 150.5 cm)
framed: 68 x 68 in. (172.7 x 172.7 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
65:1910
NOTES
Tones of brown and gray dominate this view of New York on a rainy day. Although there is a plaza of the same name in Brooklyn, this scene shows the Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. To the right lies the southeast corner of Central Park. Visible between the trees, a shimmer of bronze and gold indicates the presence of Augustus Saint-Gaudens's statue of Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman.
1910 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from the artist [1]


Notes:
[1] Bill of sale dated November 12, 1910 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, November 18, 1910.
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