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Plains City (Chicago)
  • Chesley K. Bonestell
    1888–1986
    born: San Francisco, California, United States ; died: Carmel, California, United States ; active: United States
  • Plains City (Chicago), circa 1948
  • "Metropolis: U.S.A.," published in Esquire magazine, April 1948
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil or gouache on illustration board
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 25.4 x 25.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 x 10 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 30.5 x 30.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 x 12 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0724
Description
Exhibitions

Bird's eye view of a city (identified as Chicago). The city is in the lower half of the image and a lake is in the upper half. The horizon is purple with a white circle in the center, presumably the moon.