Collection of the University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Gift of Mrs. Elsa Foerster Michael.
1974.1.3
Emil Foerster (1822-1906)

View of East Liberty (in 1870)

1870 - 1872 (Date created)
1932 (Date collected)
Medium
Oil
Technique
Painting
Type
Paintings
Dimensions
19.75 in W x 13.75 in H (Image)
Notes: Measured within frame
28.75 in W x 22.75 in H x 3 in D (Frame)
Culture
American
Description
Cloudy sky in upper 1/3 of canvas, central 1/3 muted landscape, a few treed areas and houses, lower 1/3 approximately 10 small buildings scattered over landscape interrupted by trees. 

East Liberty, in Pittsburgh, is a neighborhood where Emil Foerster lived and worked. 
Exhibition Label
Emil Foerster’s small view of East Liberty reveals the enormous changes the Pittsburgh neighborhood has witnessed in the past hundred and fifty years. What may look to us like a small rural community was in the 1870s on its way to becoming a thriving neighborhood and commercial center. Looking to your left at Hetzel’s Panther Creek, notice the different ways Pittsburgh artists portrayed changing relationships between man, industry, and nature in the growing region. - From ReDiscover exhibition, Fall 2013
Status
In Collection
Provenance
Elsa Foerster Michael (gift, 1932)
Bibliography
Pitt News, November 24 1939

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