Street scene painting, William Ralph Emerson

Collection Type

  • Art

Location Note

framed materials storage

GUSN

GUSN-286013

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

streetscapes
dwellings
watercolors (paintings)

Physical Description

1 painting ; 7.5 x 13 inches

Collection Code

GC001

Collection Name

Original art collection

Reference Code

GC001.USMA.General.683

Date Notes

undated

Record Details

Originator

Emerson, William Ralph, 1833-1917 (Painter)

Material Type

watercolors (paintings)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

framed materials storage

Historical/Biographical Note

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.