The Penny Bridge
Isabel Lydia Whitney
Oil on canvas
18 3/16 x 24 in. (46.2 x 61 cm)
Signed, blue paint, lower right: "I. L. Whitney"; signed in pencil upside down on lower tacking edge: "Whitney [illeg]"
Gift of Mrs. James H. Hayes
Brooklyn Heights, circa 1927. View showing Penny Bridge with underpass to old Wall Street Ferry [Montague Street]. At left, the wing of the Litchfield House where Mr. Litchfield kept his collection of armor now in the Metropolitan Museum. At extreme right, huse originally owned by A.A. Low. On the balcony through field glasses the owner of the fleet of clipper ships used to watch the "tea races" as the shops full sail came up the harbor bringing their cargoes of tea after the long voyages around the Horn. In the distance are the Staten Island ferry slips, an ocean going liner and the Manhattan skycrapers.
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