Girl with Newspaper

Accession Number

Girl with Newspaper

Isabel Bishop

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
etching on paper

18 1/8 in x 14 1/16 in x 13/16 in (46.1 cm x 35.8 cm x 2 cm);7 3/8 in x 4 11/16 in (18.7 cm x 11.9 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Clan Crawford, Jr.

Subject matter
Isabel Bishop frequently illustrated daily scenes of life around New York City. The images are often of brief encounters in urban settings and predominantly feature young women. Girl with Newspaper depicts a young woman reading a newspaper on the street. Bishop captures not a rare moment, but a mundane activity. The repetitive shading in the background emphasizes the central figure and creates a sense of drama to this ordinary act. 

EC 2017

Physical Description
An etching of a woman who appears to be reading a newspaper. She has one foot in front of the other and has her hair pulled back with a large headband.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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street scenes
women (female humans)

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