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Anne Goldthwaite (aka Anne Wilson Goldthwaite)
American, 1869–1944

Trinity from the Elevated Station

about 1915

Object Type: Print
Dimensions:
6 13/16 in. x 5 7/8 in. (17.3 cm x 14.92 cm)
Medium and Support: Etching on paper
Accession Number: 2008.0008.0003

Credit Line: Bequest of Isabel Scriba


The tracks of one of New York City’s now defunct elevated rail lines can be seen in the lower portion of the print. The horizontal lattice supports present a visible contrast to the vertical ornate window tracery and spires of Trinity Church. Built by Richard Upjohn and consecrated in 1846, Trinity Church can be seen tucked snugly in between skyscrapers and other buildings in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. Two versions of this print are in the MMFA's collection. The black and white version features tones of gray that provide depth and shading, while in the sepia and grey-green version the artist inked separate portions of the plate and used a tarlatan, or stiff cloth, to remove the ink in areas that she did not want to print.
SM 4/20/09

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