“Horse Drawn Cabs at Evening, New York”

In 1890, Frederick Childe Hassam depicted Madison Square, then a trendy, fashionable area, obscured by rain and twilight.

It’s not the first time he painted this stretch of the city in inclement weather.

The woman on the left has an umbrella, but the drivers of the horse-drawn cabs have to rely on their top hats to keep the rain away.

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5 Responses to ““Horse Drawn Cabs at Evening, New York””

  1. marinachetner Says:

    that’s a wonderful painting.

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    I agree, beautiful and moody

  3. fawmanuyawka Says:

    Reminiscent of Renoir. I love it!

  4. A 19th century painter’s moody, snowy New York | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] Hassam painted wonderful scenes of rainy day New York too, like this one near Madison Square. […]

  5. trilby1895 Says:

    I can get lost in the mood….next best thing to time travel.

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