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Brooklyn Bridge, Nocturne

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Karl Struss, Brooklyn Bridge, Nocturne, 1913, platinum print, Bequest of Fae Heath Batten, © unknown, research required, 1997.58.125

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Title

Brooklyn Bridge, Nocturne

Artist

Karl Struss (American, 1886-1981)

Date

1913

Medium

platinum print

Edition

47/75

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image/sheet: 3 5/8 in x 4 1/2 in

Inscriptions & Markings

edition: 47/75, graphite, lower left

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Bequest of Fae Heath Batten

Accession Number

1997.58.125

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

bridges

cityscapes

photographs

platinum prints

Description

Karl Struss, who studied photography at Columbia University under the renowned teacher Clarence White (whose work also appears in this gallery), became a popular New York–based photographer in the early twentieth century. He specialized in Pictorialism, the romantic style that emphasized soft focus and painterly manipulation of prints. In this idealistic interpretation of the Brooklyn Bridge, Struss celebrates the bridge’s majestic neo-Gothic tower that rises before a muted Manhattan skyline, while softening the industrial forms of the span and suspension cables as well as the stark, fenced foreground.

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