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Nicolino Calyo : Suspension Bridge over the Niagara
Nicolino Calyo (Suspension Bridge over the Niagara)

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Artist: Nicolino Calyo
Title: Suspension Bridge over the Niagara
Media: Watercolor and gouache on paper, 20 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches
Provenance: Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York; Dietrich American Foundation, Philadelphia
Description: Because the suspension bridge in this work was completed in 1855 and because of this picture’s stylistic similarities to other views the artist executed prior to 1875, it is reasonable to date Suspension Bridge over the Niagara between those two dates. By that time Niagara Falls had been a subject for European artists for almost two hundred years. In 1697, a small engraving, Chute d’eau de Niagara, was printed in France, and even earlier drawings were the source for a view of the falls included in A Short Description of New Sweden, published in Stockholm in 1702. The grandeur of the falls made them a favorite subject for nineteenth-century American artists of the Hudson River School, especially Frederick Edwin Church (1842-1924)

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Inventory: RS 5339
  
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