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Object Name Painting
Date 1950s-1970s
Description Watercolor painting titled "Washington Street 'El'" from the Series "Vanishing Boston"by Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. Painting depicts the overhead 'EL' above Washington Street in Boston. Buildings line either side of the street along with several cars either parked or moving. Colors are brown, black, tan, blue and red. Painting was exhibited at the Copley Society of Boston in 1963.

As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.
Associated with Marjorie Randolph Van Wickle Lyon
Title Washington Street 'El'
Artist Marjorie Lyon
Material Canvas/Wood
Condition Good
Catalog Number 1976.1.2463
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