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New Hudson Bridge

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New Hudson Bridge

Artist: Howard N. Cook (American, 1901 - 1980)

Date: 1931
Medium: Lithograph on paper
Overall: 17 5/8 x 13 11/16in. (44.8 x 34.8cm)
Image: 13 3/4 x 9 13/16in. (34.9 x 24.9cm)
Signed: l.r.: 'Howard Cook 1931'
Credit Line: Gift of Edward W. Root
Object number: 53.256
Label Text
While Louis Lozowick’s image of the George Washington Bridge (GWB) emphasizes its towering height as seen from afar, Howard Cook placed the viewer on a platform at the Manhattan end of the span. We, with the woman in the foreground (Cook’s wife, artist Barbara Latham), can admire the impressive engineering of the cables and riveted beams, the expanse of the road, and the great distance to the Hudson River below—how small the passing boat seems.

Mary E. Murray
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Presumed copyright: the artist or the artist's representative/heir(s).