Paul Cornoyer (1864-1923)

  • PAUL CORNOYER (1864-1923)
  • Rainy Day, Madison Square Park, New York City
  • Oil on panel
  • 5 ¾ x 7 ¾ inches
  • Signed lower left

Rainy Day, Madison Square Park, New York City, depicts the East Side hub swathed in the silvery tones of a damp, overcast day. People, trees and buildings are reflected in the mirror of the wet pavement, creating a sense of the city in a state of flux. Named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States, Madison Square opened as a public park in 1847, but was re-landscaped in1870 by William Grant and Ignatz Pilat, former assistant to Frederick Law Olmsted. In the late 19th century, Madison Square was the heart of one of Manhattan’s most elite neighborhoods, replete with fashionable residences and hotels. Cornoyer returned frequently to the subject of Madison Square, with other examples to be found in the Dallas Museum of Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

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Paul Cornoyer Rainy Day, Madison Square Park, New York City
Paul Cornoyer Rainy Day, Madison Square Park, New York City unframed