Brooklyn Bridge

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1899

Artist:

Henry Ward Ranger
American, 1858–1916

About this artwork

Although best known for his bucolic views of the countryside near his Connecticut home, New York City was Henry Ward Ranger’s primary place of residence, and the artist found inspiration in the urban environment. In Brooklyn Bridge he recorded one of the greatest icons of modernity. Completed in 1883, this impressive structure was still the longest suspension bridge in the world when Ranger painted it sixteen years later. Yet instead of emphasizing its massive scale or modern construction the artist produced a fairly traditional view, integrating the bridge into the landscape. The painting displays a rich luminosity through Ranger’s method of layering applications of paint and using transparent glazes.

On View

American Art, Gallery 177

Artist

Henry Ward Ranger

Title

Brooklyn Bridge

Origin

United States

Date

1899

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, lower left: "Henry Ranger 99"

Dimensions

72.4 × 91.8 cm (28 1/2 × 36 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1925.720

Extended information about this artwork

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