Study for Brooklyn Bridge
Inspired by the imposing architectural profiles and irrepressible energy of New York City, Joseph Stella completed his first painting of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1920 and returned to the theme a number of times in succeeding years. Stella used pastel as an experimental mode in which to work out his denser and highly finished modernist abstractions in oil.
- Artist: Joseph Stella, American, born Italy, 1877-1946
- Medium: Pastel on medium-weight laid paper
- Dates: 1922
- Dimensions: 22 1/2 x 18 in. (57.2 x 45.7 cm) Framed: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right: "Joseph Stella / 22"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 68.214
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Joseph Stella (American, born Italy, 1877-1946). Study for Brooklyn Bridge, 1922. Pastel on medium-weight laid paper, 22 1/2 x 18 in. (57.2 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 68.214
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)