Central Park Bridge


Emil Ganso (1895-1941), Central Park Bridge, hard and soft ground etching and aquatint, roulette, 1927, signed in pencil lower right [also initialed in the plate lower left]. Reference: Smith I27B, the second state (of 2). In excellent condition, the full sheet with deckle edges and full margins, no indication of framing, printed on an ivory wove Arches paper, with the Arches watermark. 7 15/16 x 9 15/16, the sheet 12 3/4 x 18 inches, archival storage (between acid free boards, non attached mylar hinging, glassine cover).

A fine atmospheric impression, with a delicate veil of plate tone overall.

Provenance: Weyhe Gallery, with their catalogue notation lower left.

Smith lists two states of this print, one before the initials lower left, one after. He does not indicate an edition.

Ganso depicts Central Park in New York in a subdued winter light; the trees are bare and snow covers the hills and paths as well as the lake and bridge.