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"New York Life Building, Madison Square, New York City" by Ernest D. Roth, (Amer., 1879-1964)
Watercolor and Pencil on thick cream wove paper, ca. 1930's, 15-1/4 x 20-1/4, uneven toning to the sheet with some soiling at the outer edges, unsigned, but inscribed by Roth on verso lower left corner in pencil: "#16- Madison Square-N.Y. Life Bldg." This New York City scene by Ernest Roth, though unfinished, shows elaborate fine detail in the facades of the various buildings, and gives insight into the artist's working methods for developing a finished composition.