Carrousel Bridge

Paris, France
Oil on panel
12 x 14 1/2 in. (30.5 x 36.8 cm)
Signed on bottom: "E W Dickinson"
Inscribed, dated on top: "Paris 1952"
Photo: National Museum of American Art


Painted in Paris, France, July 21, 22 (journal). Reminiscences of EDWIN DICKINSON, Oral History Research Office, Columbia University: 160. "The bridge was beautiful in color, and it came out well in the painting. . .The drawing involved some difficulty, and the reason I didn't paint the piece in one strike, as was intended and as I usually do, premier coup, is that I took one morning to draw the object, and one to paint it. I drew on this for about three hours, and painted for about three hours [on second day]." [see letter of July 22, 1952 to Pat on drawing & painting this].


National Academy of Design, Henry Ward Ranger Fund, loan to Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art

Exhibition History

1953 NAD: Annual
1961 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective
196163 MoMA: Edwin Dickinson
1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective
1967b PAA: Selections from the Work of Edwin Dickinson
196869 Venice Biennial: The Figurative Tradition in Recent American Art: Edwin Dickinson
1972 Portland, ME: Spaces and Places
198081 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Edwin Dickinson, Selected Landscapes