Lot 85
  • 85

Edward Cucuel

30,000 - 50,000 USD
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  • Edward Cucuel
  • The Gateway to America (From Governor's Island)
  • signed Cucuel (lower left); also signed Cucuel and titled The Gateway to America/(From Governor's Island) on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 25 3/4 by 31 3/4 inches
  • (65.4 by 80.6 cm)
  • Painted circa 1928.


Private collection, Germany
Sold: Kunstauktionshaus Schloss, Ahlden, Germany, May 1, 2009, lot 1300
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale

Catalogue Note

In the present picture Cucuel illustrates southern Manhattan from a vantage point on Governor’s Island. At right is Castle Williams, a circular fortification on the northwest point of the island and part of a system of forts constructed in the early 19th century to protect New York City from naval attack. Other structures visible in the skyline include the Woolworth Building, the International Mercantile Marine Company and the Whitehall Building.