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Nocturnal Passage
  • Harvey Dinnerstein
    born 1928
    born: Brooklyn, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Nocturnal Passage, 2009
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 142.2 x 243.8 cm
    Canvas/Support: 56 x 96 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, N4
  • 2011.0004

Six figures-a seated mother and child, two standing young men, an older man rowing, and a seated elderly woman-in a row boat floating on dark water and surrounded by what appears to be debris. Smoke or clouds float away in the background, and a bird of prey carrying a snake flies in the middle ground.
Framed by artist in narrow 1 ¾ a 3/8” frame, painted black on the sides, gold on the face, and secured with small brass tacks.