Central Park Spring with Eldorado

Central Park Spring with Eldorado

Born in Gibraltar, the British stage and screen actor and consummate amateur photographer Hamilton Revelle (1872-1958) later specialized in the bromoil-transfer process after mastering other photographic processes.

This Spring landscape study taken in New York City’s Central Park includes a few hints of the Manhattan skyline, including the luxury twin-spired Eldorado apartment building, which opened in 1931, seen just to the left of the blooming tree on the right side of frame.

print notes: Title to work supplied by this archive; unsigned but acquired along with other known signed examples by Hamilton Revelle for PhotoSeed; print ca. early 1940’s based on another similar mount by Revelle held by this archive dated 1942; adhesive remnants to right margin of support.

provenance: Washington, D.C. area estate: acquired for this archive in 2012.

Central Park Spring with Eldorado

Image Dimensions11.5 x 18.5 cm glued

Support Dimensions17.6 x 27.8 cm buff oak-tag type manilla paper mount with outer hand-impressed faux frame