American modernist drawing – Harlem River- 1910
Modernist pencil and crayon drawing on paper depicting the Harlem River, with bridge and boats, by German / American artist Oscar Florianus Bluemner, (1867-1938).
Oscar Bluemner was an important early American modernist artist, active in New York and Massachusetts. Bluemner was a prolific artist constantly sketching and considering potential subjects, often writing on the backs and fronts of sketches, often noting the colors he saw.
This work, a sketch of the Harlem river depicting a scene with boats, bridges and what appears to be a train, was created in 1910. It is titled ‘Harlem R. (river) June 18-10’. It is a pencil and crayon drawing on paper.
The paper has some wear and toning, consistent with age.
Housed in a distressed vintage wood frame under non-glare UV plexiglass with an acid free mat.
It measures 4.5″ x 6″ paper size, and 15″ x 17.75″ x 2″ overall including mat and framing.