City of Memory: William Chappel's Views of Early 19th-Century New York

Art Exhibition previously on at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, United States. Published by anonymous on Tuesday 18 October 2016. Tuesday 15 November 2016 to Sunday 14 May 2017.

City of Memory: William Chappel's Views of Early 19th-Century New York image

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William P. Chappel (1801–1878), a tinsmith and amateur painter, depicted scenes of early 19th-century New York City. This exhibition will feature 27 small oil paintings from The Met collection that were probably executed late in the artist's life.

Chappel’s meticulously detailed images of street peddlers, artisan workshops, and swimmers cooling off in the East River—the kinds of commonplace scenes that were seldom documented—provide a rare glimpse of urban life 200 years ago.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 773

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/william-chappel