The Railroad Bridge

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Object Name: 
Reverse painting
Title: 
The Railroad Bridge
Accession Number: 
64.4.108
Dimensions: 
(Frame): 41.8 x 82 cm; (glass): 34.4 x 74.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1860-1920
Credit Line: 
Gift of Col. and Mrs. Edgar William Garbisch
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown glass; oil paint, mother-of- pearl. Rectangle; landscape with grassy hills and pink/blue sky; river crosses diagonally from left center to lower right and is spanned with a multi-arched stone bridge; a steam locomotive is crossing the bridge from right to left and a small sailboat is in the foreground. At the left end of the bridge is a building with an American flag flying. Mother-of-pearl flakes at the left end of the bridge and in the walls of the building. Frame: ogee contoured bird's-eye maple.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Garbisch, Bernice Chrysler (Mrs. Edgar William) (1907-1979), Source
1964-10-23
Garbisch, Edgar William (1899-1979), Source
1964-10-23