City Street by Stow Wengenroth

City Street by Stow Wengenroth

City Street

Stow Wengenroth

Title

City Street

 
Artist
Year
1933  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
12 1/2 x 9 11/16" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
unnumbered, from an edition of 25 
Annotations
 
Reference
Stuckey 36 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22865 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description

Wengenroth views the Brooklyn, New York street from a window and through an ornate, wraught-iron fire escape. The entrance stoops for the brick and wooden apartment buildings are visible in the street below. The fall sky is dark and a storm seems to be brewing. It is the Depression and no human figures are visible, the overall effect being a sense of calm and a sense of alienation.

Off to the right is a rooftop garden, a subject he had used in another lithograph, done in September of 1933, titled "Roof Garden".

Stuckey notes in the catalogue raisonné, "Drawing made looking out window of apartment at 139 MacDougal Street, Brooklyn. ...October, 1933." The location is located between Saratoga Avenue and Thomas S. Boyland St.