Birmingham, Conn.

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Title

Birmingham, Conn.

Subject

Panorama; Factory; Business; Composite

Description

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.

Creator

Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist]

Source

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]

Type

Painting

Identifier

Signed center left, "Edw. Lange. Art. Elwood. Suff. Co. N.Y."

Medium

India ink, gouache, and lead pencil on paper

Spatial Coverage

Connecticut; New Haven County; Derby

Rights Holder

Library of Congress

Citation

Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist], “Birmingham, Conn.,” The Art of Edward Lange , accessed July 23, 2024, https://edwardlange.omeka.net/items/show/124.

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