The New York Public Library Steps, New York City
Pastel, Conté crayon, gouache, charcoal, and watercolor on gray paper
Overall: 21 7/16 x 15 in. (54.5 x 38.1 cm)
signature and date: lower right: "Caroline van Bean/August 1918" inscription: lower left: "The Library Steps, 5th. Ave./August 1918."
Signed at lower right inside image in black pastel: "Caroline van H Bean"; inscribed at lower left inside image: "The Library Steps --5th ave / August 1918"; at lower right of center outside image: "2[encircled]"; at lower center outside image: " -- 2v --"
A United States Army Tank Corps display is on the steps.
This is one of the artist's studies of New York City in wartime, 1918-1919.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.