Lot 57
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Colin Campbell Cooper

200,000 - 300,000 USD
225,000 USD
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  • Colin Campbell Cooper
  • The Wall Street Ferry Slip (The Ferries, New York)
  • signed Colin Campbell Cooper, dated 1904 and inscribed copyright 1907 (lower left)
  • oil on canvas
  • 40 x 65 inches 


Eckert Fine Art, Naples, Florida
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2004


Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Art Museum, 1904
Paris, France, Salon of 1906
Huntington, New York, Heckscher Museum of Art; Laguna Beach, California, Laguna Art Museum, East Coast/West Coast and Beyond, Colin Campbell Cooper: American Impressionist, November 2006-June 2007, no. 17, pp. 26, 134, illustrated p. 44

Catalogue Note

An American Impressionist painter best known for his street scenes and architectural studies of New York and Chicago, Colin Campbell Cooper was born in Philadelphia and first studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins. He traveled extensively through Europe and Asia in search of subject matter and moved to New York in 1904. Cooper was immediately inspired by his new surroundings: "Once Cooper has moved to New York, many aspects of its urban life dominated his easel. While the majority of these were views along the avenues, streets, and 'canyons,' dominated by the new skyscraper buildings, he did, in fact, create a wide panoply of images, a number of which present a broad sweep of lower New York. One of the first of these was The Wall Street Ferry Slip (The Ferries, New York)... Here, a packed ferry is crossing the Hudson River to its terminus, surrounded by other low-lying buildings, all painted in brownish tones, with the great new towers of the modern city rising behind them, dwarfing even the distinct profile of the spire of Trinity Church as the head of Broad Street on Broadway. White smoke from the foreground vessels mixed with industrial smoke and the great cumulus clouds define the city as an apparition which the low-slung ferry is approaching. Exhibited in the Paris Salon in 1906, this was probably one of Cooper's first paintings to glorify the 'new' New York in an international forum" (William H. Gerdts and Deborah Epstein Solon, East Coast/West Coast and Beyond, Colin Campbell Cooper: An American Impressionist, New York, 2006, p 26).