Rona Schneider Fine Prints
  Madison Sq Garden #2
 
 
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  Leon Dolice   (1892-1960)

 
  MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, FROM THE CORNER OF MADISON AVENUE & 28th STREET, NYC, June 1924. Signed in pencil, and signed, titled, and dated in the plate. This is the second Garden; it was completed in 1890, designed by Stanford White at a cost of $3 million, and topped with the famous Augustus St. Gaudens "Diana" statue now at the Philadelphia Museum. It was unfortunately razed in 1924: Dolice must have raced to make this memento, just as Meryon recorded old Paris buildings before they were demolished in the mid-19th century. The Garden was the largest auditorium in the USA, seating about eight thousand people, and was the second tallest building in the city. There have since been two more Gardens, but none to rival this in magnificence. This print was arguably Dolice's finest work. A grand impression in fine condition.
 
 
  Etching and aquatint, 17 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches. $2000.
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