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This is an original 1928 black on cream stock photolithograph of a drawing by Vernon Howe Bailey of the Ritz Tower at 465 Park Avenue in New York City, built in 1925.
This 86+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a line of text on the verso.
The skyline of New York City is readily identifiable by its majestic skyscrapers -- "skyscraper national park" as Kurt Vonnegut referred to it. This uniquely twentieth century architectural form is brilliantly captured in this superb collection of prints drawn by architectural illustrator, Vernon Howe Bailey (1874-1953). Each of these original large format photolithographs were created on classic laid cream stock and are ready for framing.
This piece was illustrated by Bailey, Vernon Howe. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Vernon Howe Bailey
Vernon Howe Bailey (1874-1953) was an American artist who studied at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Royal College of Art in London, and the Academie de l'ecluse in Paris. He first became an art student at the age of 15. Bailey often worked with pencil and watercolor, and his artwork usually depicted landscapes, buildings and streets.