Joseph Pennell Poster - Looking Up Broad Street from Spruce Street


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Size: 15x20 cm / 6x8″

  • 15x20 cm / 6x8″
  • 30x40 cm / 12x16″
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Joseph Pennell's lithograph "Looking Up Broad Street from Spruce Street" is a captivating representation of urban life in the 20th century. More than just a vintage poster, this artwork is a detailed portrayal of historic Philadelphia during a distinctive epoch.

Central to the allure of this piece is Pennell's depiction of Broad Street, an integral part of Philadelphia's fabric. This Historic Philadelphia Print stands out with its vivid details, capturing the life and architecture of the city. Every building, streetcar, and distant figure isn’t just a visual entity but serves as a window into the memories and stories that Broad Street witnessed over the years.

An unmistakable feature of this lithograph is its Art Nouveau influence. Pennell seamlessly integrates flowing lines and intricate patterns into the piece, juxtaposing nature-inspired motifs with the urban landscapes of Philadelphia. This balanced blend of style and subject elevates Pennell's artwork, marking it as a piece that is both visually arresting and profoundly meaningful.

For those acquainted with Philadelphia, Pennell's work might evoke a sense of nostalgia. Beyond personal memories, this Pennell Street Scene establishes a connection to a past era. Although deeply rooted in history, the artwork speaks to contemporary audiences, emphasizing the city's everlasting allure and the timeless nature of Pennell's artistic vision.

From a technical standpoint, the lithograph exhibits Pennell's unparalleled artistic skill. His precision and deep attention to detail bring out the shadows, highlights, and depth of Broad Street, providing viewers with an immersive experience. Through this artwork, one can almost sense the energy, hear the ambient sounds, and connect with the pulsating heart of Philadelphia during that time.

Owning "Looking Up Broad Street from Spruce Street" is about more than just having a piece of art. It represents holding a slice of history, a story artfully encapsulated in ink. While the lithograph is a visual snapshot of Broad Street, its essence goes beyond mere representation. It invites viewers to delve deeper, to understand the spirit of Philadelphia, and to appreciate the craftsmanship that immortalizes a moment so vividly.

Museum-quality poster made on long-lasting matte (uncoated) paper.

- Paper-weight: 170 gsm / 65 lb.

- Shipped in sturdy packaging protecting the poster.

Frame not included.

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    Joseph Pennell Poster - Looking Up Broad Street from Spruce Street

    15x20 cm / 6x8″
    15x20 cm / 6x8″