Anne Goldthwaite (aka Anne Wilson Goldthwaite)
North America, American, Alabama
3 7/16 in. x 4 7/16 in. (8.73 cm x 11.27 cm)
Medium and Support:
Etching and drypoint on paper
Gift of Adelyn D. Breeskin
The original Washington Arch, commissioned in 1889 to celebrate the Centennial of George Washington’s inauguration, was a temporary plaster monument. The 1892 version, designed by renowned architect Stanford White, permanently stands in the middle of Washington Square Park. Located in the Greenwich Village area of New York City, this former cemetery-turned-park became an urban oasis during the second half of the 20th century. In this print, Goldthwaite idealizes the serenity of the scene, as cars would normally have been hurrying around the Roman-inspired marble arch.