East River Shoreline

Brooklyn, NY
Pencil on paper
7 1/2 x 10 in. (19 x 25.4 cm)
Numbered, signed, dated, inscribed on bottom:
"W9 / E W Dickinson / ca. 1924 [sic] / from Sch. [Schooner] `Isabella Parmenter'"
Initialed upper left: "EWD"
many notes
Photo: Anonymous (Copies of old images)


Drawn in Brooklyn, NY, Journal, 1923, April 14, from aboard Richard Parmenter's schooner the Isabella Parmenter. Mrs. Parmenter was called "Belle." ED note: "I thought probably I would make a composition from it and make a composition in oil from a sketch. This is the sketch but I never made the other one. The notations as to what things are I would do with guidance as to the color value relationships and identification of forms, i.e., buildings, barges, chimneys, which, without wanting to take the time to make self-explanatory, to be better done, I resorted to print to identify shapes that might not be recalled by me when I was to make the composition in oil, perhaps two years thereafter." Noted at lower right is "25 x 30" which may be the projected size of the oil.


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