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James Penney's New York Sketchbook, 1932

Penney, James, 1910-1982


Item Information

Title: James Penney's New York Sketchbook

Date: 1932

Physical Details: Sketchbook : 1 v. : various media ; 26 x 20 cm.

Description: The 90 page sketchbook includes detailed depictions of New York City in 1932. The images, done in pencil, charcoal and watercolor, exhibit Penney's fascination with everyday life in the busy metropolis. Included are sketches of people on the subway, skyscrapers, the boardwalk and street scenes with cars and signs. Full size sketches of trees and landscape are interspersed throughout the notebook.

Creator: Penney, James, 1910-1982

Forms part of: James Penney papers, 1913-1984

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: James Penney. James Penney's New York Sketchbook, 1932. James Penney papers, 1913-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 6085