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New York: The Little Church around the Corner by Dorothea Dreier

New York: The Little Church around the Corner, 1920

Dorothea Dreier

The cross-topped spires and steep slate roofs of the chapel in the center of this painting are dwarfed by the robust red brick structures behind. It’s as if we’re seeing two time periods at once: one, when the church stood alone in a picturesque park, in harmony with its surroundings, and the second, when the modern city with its industrial brashness muscled into every available space on the block. New Yorkers might recognize this as The Church of the Transfiguration, also known as the Little Church Around the Corner, which still sits serenely between the bustling streets of Madison and Fifth Avenues in Manhattan.

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Credit
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Gift of Katherine S. Dreier to the Collection Société Anonyme
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