The 9-45 Accommodation
Painting - Oil On Canvas
"The 9:45 Accommodation"
Artist: Edward Lamson Henry (American, 1841-1919)
Title: The 9:45 Accommodation
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 30 5/8 in. (40.6 x 77.8 cm)
Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY USA
Credit Line: Bequest of Moses Tanenbaum, 1937
Signature: [at lower right]: E.L. HENRY, / P. 1867
Henry, who was interested in all modes of transportation, painted this canvas for John Taylor Johnston, president of the New Jersey Central Railroad and first president of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The artist’s wife recalled that Johnston paid her husband “$500, an almost unheard-of-price at that time even by a man of reputation. . . . It was placed on an easel at one of Mr. Johnston’s artist receptions, attracting a good deal of attention, as also [did] the young artist.” The particular station shown here is unidentified; many stations were built on the same model, and Henry may have combined elements from several different stations.
Text Credit: The Met
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Additional image editing by Eric Glaser
January 19th, 2021
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