Riverside Church, N.Y. City by Ernest David Roth

Riverside Church, N.Y. City by Ernest David Roth

Riverside Church, N.Y. City

Ernest David Roth

Title

Riverside Church, N.Y. City

 
Artist
Year
1930  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
14 3/4 x 9 9/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil signed, lower center 
Edition Size
unnumbered, from an edition of 90 
Annotations
pencil dated below signtaure; signed and dated in plate, lower left; titled in unknown hand, along bottom left margin 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove with partial unidentified watermark 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21687 
Price
$350.00 
Description
Riverside Church at 120th and Riverside Drive was opened October 5, 1930, indicating perhaps that Roth created this image in honor of the event. The church was conceived by John D. Rockefeller and minister Harry Emerson Fosdick to host an interdenominational congregation, and is known for its outreach and progressivism. It is the tallest church in the United States, designed with the Gothic styles of Spain and France in mind, and the carillion holds 74 bronze bells, including the 20-ton bourdon, the largest tuned bell in the world. Its history of speakers includes Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend Jesse Jackson, Cesar Chavez, Desmond Tutu, Fidel Castro, and Nelson Mandela, among others.