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Atom Bombing of New York City: Illustration for "Hiroshima, U.S.A." in Collier's, 5 August 1950, 12-13

Atom Bombing of New York City: Illustration for "Hiroshima, U.S.A." in Collier's, 5 August 1950, 12-13
Title
Atom Bombing of New York City: Illustration for "Hiroshima, U.S.A." in Collier's, 5 August 1950, 12-13
Date 
1950
Medium 
Oil on paper laid on masonite
Dimensions 
Overall: 17 3/8 x 32 3/4 x 1/4 in. (44.1 x 83.2 x 0.6 cm)
Description 
Landscape which depicts the smoke and fire that have engulfed lower Manhattan in the wake of an atomic blast.
Credit Line 
Gift of Chesley Bonestell
Object Number 
1956.8
Inscriptions 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in oil: "Chesley Bonestell"
Gallery Label 
This painting was originally published in Collier's to illustrate an article by John Lear entitled, "Hiroshima U.S.A., Can Anything Be Done About It?"; the caption of the picture reads: "A cloud of black grime masked the lower city...where 100,000 people had lived--in an area roughly fifteen blocks long and twenty blocks across--there was now an ugly brown-red scar...beyond the rim of the scar, thousands of fires were lighted."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group