Charles Cundall: New York, Coenties Slip, circa 1940
Framed (ref: 43)
Watercolour over pencil on paper,
15 x 22 1/2 in. (38.2 x 57.2 cm., mount opening)
Provenance: Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk, 1988; Private collection since 1988
Exhibited: possibly, Coenties Slip, New York, 1940 (RA 277)
This is a study for Coenties Slip, New York, which Cundall exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1940 (RA 277). The watercolour records part of the historic waterfront of Lower Manhattan at a point of remarkable change, with its celebrated Art Deco skyscrapers still under construction.