The Battery, NYC
Oil on canvas
Overall: 28 x 28 in. ( 71.1 x 71.1 cm )
signed: in lower left corner: "Carlton T. Chapman"
Portrayal of a black and gray tugboat sailing along the East River against a view of lower Manhattan and the Battery. There are what appear to be ferries further in the background. Signed in lower left hand corner: Carlton T. Chapman
Without the glamour of graceful passenger vessels or the powerful appearance of strong-hulled freighters, this view presents the everyday, working vessels -- ferries, tug boats, in the harbor and the burgeoning financial center behind it. In essence, the artist seems to be saying, the harbor and the enormous commerce engendered there are as reliant on these work horses as on the more world traveled ships that visit only intermittently.
Gift of Mrs. Carlton T. Chapman
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