Market Square, Providence, Rhode Island, During the Great September Gale

Black crayon and pastel, with graphite and stylus; scraped and incised in places | 39.4 x 52.7cm | 1815

Unknown Artist

This anonymous drawing combines a meticulous depiction of actual buildings with a wonderfully abstract rendering of waves and weather effects. The artist was led to stretch his artistic abilities because of a bizarre and memorable event: a hurricane ...
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