Bridlepath, Central Park

Dowling--Bridlepath, Central Park.jpg
DowlingWilliam - Bridlepath, Central Park.JPG

Dublin Core

Title

Bridlepath, Central Park

Description

Three women and one man are seen riding horses along a muddy trail; a younger rider with two braided pigtails leading them. A faded building is seen in the background--and we remind ourselves that this is New York City. There seem to be three distinct parts of this painting: the upper includes the building and the top parts of the trees; the middle includes the horses and the people. The bottom part of the painting is separated distinctly where the grass meets the trail, including the horses' feet and the muddy trail.

About the Artist: We haven’t located much reliable information about this artist. As his NDG painting suggests, Dowling appears to have specialized in sporting art. He created an historical painting, “Saratoga, 1917” that showed Racing Association members living and deceased (New York Herald 6 Aug. 1918: 3). Nine years later Dowling was asked to add 13 additional figures on the strength of his reputation in England and the US, which had included a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. He also ran a series of portraits in Town and Country depicting the opera singer Enrico Caruso, lawyer Paul D. Cravath, financier Otto H. Kahn, and broker Henry Rogers Winthrop (The Saratogian 15 Aug. 1927: 5).

Creator

Dowling, William, 1907-1980

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1935-1940

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Apthorpe, Jessica (biography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18145

Format

jpeg, 1.1 MB
jpeg, 13.4 MB

Type

Still Image

Identifier

055

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil Painting

Physical Dimensions

30 x 24 in.
Condition: surface dirt

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