Manhattan ExcavationArtist(s)Sir Muirhead BoneArtist NationalityBritish (modern)Object Creation Date1928Medium & Supportdrypoint on Japan paperDimensions
15 11/16 in x 13 1/4 in (39.9 cm x 33.6 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 1/8 in (56.1 cm x 46 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial FundSubject matter
The print depicts the building site of the future Hotel Roosevelt, which opened in 1924, in New York City, at the intersection of Madison Avenue and East 45th Street. Bone made the print during his first trip to New York City in 1923, and completed it in London in 1928.Physical Description
Teeming with meticulously recorded detail, this print depicts a massive construction site in the midst of a city. The large hole of the site consumes the majority of the lower two-thirds of the image; the upper portion consists of roads and buildings. Scaffolding and building materials extrude from the site into the air.
Signed on plate, recto, l.r.: "Muirhead Bone"
Signed below platemark, recto, in pencil: "Muirhead Bone".Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typeintaglio printCollection AreaWesternRights
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