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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1933

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Painting, View of the Chrysler Building, 1933

This is a painting. It was created by Rachel Hartley.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Museum of the City of New York as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1933. Its medium is oil on canvas.

The Chrysler Building appears as a beacon of light above humble buildings as a paean to the glories of the pre-Crash skyscraper.

It is credited Lent by Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Collection of Robert R. Preato, 1991, 91.76.18.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (framed): 106.7 × 69.2 cm (42 in. × 27 1/4 in.) H x W (unframed): 99.1 × 62.9 cm (39 in. × 24 3/4 in.)

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