Feb 18, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 18, 2015

Chinatown, New York

Chinatown, New York

c. 1909

Joseph Pennell

(American, 1857-1926)

Black and colored wax crayons on gray wove black paper

Support: Faded blue paper, gray wove paper

Sheet: 32.7 x 25 cm (12 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.); Secondary Support: 44.4 x 33.3 cm (17 1/2 x 13 1/8 in.)

Gift of Gregory M. Bishop and Jeffrey B. Bishop 2014.406



A friend and biographer of Whistler, Joseph Pennell produced hundreds of drawings, prints and illustrations in a Whistlerian style. Many of them were used to illustrate magazine articles or books on travel by figures such as Henry James (1843-1916). This drawing was used to illustrate the book New New York by John C. Van Dyke, published in 1909.

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