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Street scene painting, William Ralph Emerson

GC001.USMA.General.683 (RS204009)

Description

A framed painting of a street scene. The image shows the front façade of a three-story house at the top of a street where it crests a hill. More three-story houses crowd the street from both sides. Small human figures are visible on the street, and the roofs of additional houses are visible descending the other side of the hill.

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Details

Collection Name
Original art collection
Collection Code
GC001
Date Notes
undated
Physical Description
1 painting ; 7.5 x 13 inches
Dimensions
13x 7.5 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
GUSN
286013
Reference Code
GC001.USMA.General.683

Historical/Biographical Note

William Ralph Emerson was a Boston architect who worked first with Jonathan Preston and then with Carl Fehmer. He also worked with Frederick Law Olmstead to design the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and Emerson is known for his shingle-style residences.

Record details

Originator
Emerson, William Ralph, 1833-1917 (Painter)
Descriptive Terms
dwellings
streetscapes
Material Type
watercolors (paintings)
Location Note
framed materials storage

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