“After the Rain” in Madison Square

Paul Cornoyer painted a darkened, rain-slicked Madison Square Park around the turn of the century.

Madison Square looks almost the same on a rainy evening more than a hundred years later, doesn’t it?

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10 Responses to ““After the Rain” in Madison Square”

  1. mykola (mick) dementiuk Says:

    I was there a few days ago. Brought back memories, that’s for sure. But in the painting are we looking at 26th Street and 5th Avenue where the buildings are?

  2. chas1133 Says:

    one side is 23rd and B’wy so I dont think so….one of my favorite spots in Flat Iron

  3. mykola (mick) dementiuk Says:

    No, I think that’s 25th and 5th, going up to 26th on the right side of the painting, looking at the west side of 5th Avenue. We’re standing near Madison Avenue looking west.

  4. JP Says:

    it’s about here

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Madison+Avenue,+New+York,+NY&sll=40.714269,-74.005973&sspn=0.842096,1.853943&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Madison+Ave,+New+York&ll=40.741551,-73.987494&spn=0.001644,0.003621&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.741689,-73.987396&panoid=A_D41fAP2kErdV2Y2B7vPA&cbp=12,308.38,,0,-4

  5. elizabeth sprague Says:

    Your site is a gem. I am so happy to have stumbled on it.

  6. wildnewyork Says:

    Thank you so much!

  7. Carolyn Says:

    What a fabulous picture. You can almost smell the water as it hits the concrete.

  8. A painter’s blurry, enchanting, elusive New York | Ephemeral New York Says:

    [...] in his day, his typically rainy, muted depictions of New York City sold well and earned him fame, particularly “The Plaza After Rain” (below) and [...]

  9. Allison Says:

    I was in a small-town art gallery a few weeks ago was completely enchanged by a painting that listed no name, no artist. We didn’t buy it that day, but my husband surprised me with it for our anniversary. He neglected, however, to ask the art dealer who the artist was! I’ve been image searching Google for a while and stumbled across the image shown above of Madison Square Park and noted the similar style (I am by no means an art buff, I just like what I like!). I clicked and found name, “The Plaza After Rain” and artist I had been searching for! Thank you!

  10. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    You’re welcome! Cornoyer should be better known; his work is magical and enchanting.

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