Richard Hayley Lever (1875–1958), Queensboro Bridge, New York, ca. 1912–20
Charcoal on paper. Promised gift of Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld, Scenes of New York City
Australian-born Lever loved maritime subjects. This quick sketch looks from the East River toward a tugboat, an elevator warehouse on Roosevelt (then Blackwell’s) Island, and the Queensboro Bridge. It formed the basis for a later oil painting.
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