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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ View of the Gas Works from Lower Island on the Grand

Artwork

Identifier:
2005.221.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1905
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.5 in Width: 19.75 in
Description:
View of horses pulling a green cart along a river. Two leafless trees in front. In the distance is a view of the Grand Rapids Gas Works
Historical Context:
The Grand Rapids Gas Light Company (incorporated in 1857) was located on the corner of Oakland and Wealthy Street in 1884. The work is very typical of Alten's earlier landscapes which are strongly rooted in the traditional Barbizon and Tonalist styles.
Credit:
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon
Library of Congress Subjects
Grand River (Mich.)
Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area (Mich.)--Maps
Current Location:
2nd Floor (DEV) -> 201E (DEV) - Gordon Gallery 2nd Floor
Location Notes:
DEV; Building E; 2nd fl.; Gordon Gallery