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"Horse and Rider, Central Park"

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Documentation Notes "Strollers in Central Park" purchased from the same estate which is listed on this site
Origin United States, New York
Period 1950-1979
Materials Watercolor and gouache on archival paper
Dimensions
W. 14 in; H. 18.75 in; D. 0.75 in;
W. 35.56 cm; H. 47.63 cm; D. 1.91 cm;
Condition Excellent
Creation Date Circa 1955
Description Horse and rider with joggers around the reservoir in Central Park, New York City attributed to Henry Ives Cobb Jr. Unsigned; not examined out of frame. Condition is excellent. Watercolor and gouache on archival paper. Under glass. Circa 1955. This painting came from the same estate with “Strollers in Central Park”, signed by the same artist. Condition is excellent. Framed in a thin silver colored metal frame with white mat. Overall framed 18.25 by 24.25 inches overall.

Officially named the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in 1994, the Reservoir is famed for the 1.58 mile track that encircles the 106-acre body of water.

This favorite jogging spot of Jackie O, Bill Clinton, and a number of other influential people covers approximately 1/8th of the Park and holds over a billion gallons of water.

From its 86th street location, the Reservoir offers runners one of the best views of the city skyline, and allows birdwatchers a great location in which to spot herons, egrets, coots, and loons.

When the Reservoir was built in 1862, its original purpose was to provide clean water for the city. While this function is not carried out today, the Reservoir does distribute water to other Central Park locations, such as the Pool, the Loch, and the Harlem Meer.

Henry Ives Cobb, Jr. (March 24, 1883 – August 1974) was an American artist and architect who lived and worked in New York, New York. He is known primarily for his paintings of scenes in and around Manhattan, especially Central Park. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Art Students League of New York, as well as the Society of Independent Artists and the Royal Academy.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Modernism
Incollect Reference Number 454324
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