Jacob Maris - A Drawbridge in a Dutch Town [c.1875[ he town has not been identified but it is not necessarily meant to be a particular place, as Maris did not greatly value topographical accuracy. The lines of the bridge appear to have been painted wet in wet without underdrawing, although it is probable the artist used some straight object to create them. There is a watercolour version of the same view, dated 1875, in Amsterdam (Rijksmuseum).
“Thomas Hart Benton's ‘America Today’ Mural Rediscovered,” on view through April 19, 2015, celebrates the gift of Benton’s epic mural “America Today” from AXA Equitable Life Insurance. Benton painted this mural for New York's New School for Social Research to adorn the school's boardroom in its International Style modernist building on West 12th Street. | Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975). Coal from America Today, 1930–31. #newyorkcity #bentonmural