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|Manhattan Midnight - - c.1930, Lithograph.
Edition 50. Signed, titled, and editioned in pencil.
Image size 10 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches (276 x 219 mm); sheet size 13 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches (333 x 283 mm).
A superb, luminous impression, on off-white wove paper, with full margins (1 to 1 1/4 inches), in excellent condition.
Hoover's most sought after and evocative New York City nocturne; looking Southeast from the westside of midtown Manhattan (possibly from atop Rockefeller Center) with the towering Chrysler building on the left and the Empire State building on the right, the artist conveys the allure and romance of the great city lit up at night.
|Washington Arch in Snow - - c.1930, Lithograph.
Edition 40. Signed in pencil.
Image size 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (318 x 241 mm); sheet size 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (413 x 311 mm).
A fine, atmospheric impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/2 to 4 5/16 inches), in excellent condition.
Reproduced: American Prints in the Library of Congress, Karen F. Beall, Johns Hopkins Press, 1970.
Washington Arch, is a marble triumphal arch built in 1892 in Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. It celebrates the centennial of George Washington's inauguration as President of the United States in 1789 and forms the grand southern terminus of Fifth Avenue.The monument was modeled by Stanford White on the Arc de Triomphe, built in 1806, in Paris (itself modeled on the Arch of Titus, Rome).
|Pulitzer Fountain, Evening - - c.1930, Lithograph.
Edition c 40. Signed in pencil.
Image size 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches (318 x 244 mm); sheet size 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (413 x 311 mm).
A fine, atmospheric impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/2 to 4 5/16 inches); Slight toning to the sheet edges, otherwise in excellent condition.
The Pulitzer fountain was commissioned as a bequest by Joseph Pulitzer, newspaper publisher and founder of the Columbia School of Journalism. Designed by Austrian sculptor Karl Bitter and architect Thomas Hastings, the bronze sculpture represents Pomona, the Roman goddess of abundance. Built in New York City in 1916, it is located at Grand Army Plaza, in front of the Plaza Hotel and is framed by the entrance to Central Park.