See more objects with the color black wheat darkslategrey rosybrown dimgrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

-0001

1925

  • Work on this object began.

1980

  • We acquired this object.

1991

2015

2020

  • You found it!

Drawing, The City at Night, Descent into the Streets, 1925

This is a Drawing. It was created by Hugh Ferriss. It is dated 1925 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is lithographic crayon on cream heavy wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Jean Ferriss Leich.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

38.3 x 56.2 cm (15 1/16 x 22 1/8 in.)

It is signed

In crayon lower left: Ferriss

It is inscribed

Inscribed on verso in pen and blue ink: View from Studio / 101 Park Ave. / N.Y.C. / p. 19 "Metropolis of Tomorrow" / "The City at Night".

Cite this object as

Drawing, The City at Night, Descent into the Streets, 1925; Hugh Ferriss (American, 1889–1962); USA; lithographic crayon on cream heavy wove paper; 38.3 x 56.2 cm (15 1/16 x 22 1/8 in.); Gift of Jean Ferriss Leich; 1980-39-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18615349/ |title=Drawing, The City at Night, Descent into the Streets, 1925 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=17 February 2020 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>