Panorama; Factory; Business; Composite
India ink, gouache, and lead pencil on paper showing four view of Birmingham, Connecticut (present-day Derby, Connecticut). Largest view on top shows grassy field in foreground with stone wall extending horizontally across the paper; clustered residences, barns, and outbuildings netsled between trees beyond. Midground features river to the far right extending diagonally towards the center of the horizon line, factories with smoke stacks and other buildings scattered along far riverbank to right side; series of taller buildings clustered in the center of the midground on the far side of the river, bridge extending across river to left of center; several more smoke stacks among the buildings lining a dirt road on far left of midground that runs alongside a canal. Background of wooded rolling hills, center of background shows church steeples rising above treeline, grey clouds in the sky above. Labeled "Birmingham. Conn." below larger panorama. Smaller scene in bottom left depicts factory complex on the other side of a river, man fishing in boat on the water, labeled "The Derby Paper Mills."; smaller scene in bottom center depicts bridge extending across a river towards several buildings, supported by stone pylons, labeled "The Iron Bridge to Derby."; smaller scene in bottom right shows several factory complexes and large five-story structure, train cars traveling along rail in front of the buildings, labeled "The Eastern Part of Birmingham." Painted entirely en grisaille.
Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist]
Edward Lange (1846-1912), Birmingham, Conn., India ink, gouache, and lead pencil on paper, Library of Congress, DRWG/US - Lange, no. 1 (B size) [P&P]
Signed center left, "Edw. Lange. Art. Elwood. Suff. Co. N.Y."
India ink, gouache, and lead pencil on paper
Connecticut; New Haven County; Derby
Library of Congress
Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist], “Birmingham, Conn.,” The Art of Edward Lange , accessed September 30, 2023, https://edwardlange.omeka.net/items/show/124.