SOLD Madison Square, New York Circus, 1894

by Corwin Knapp Linson (1864–1934)
Oil on canvas laid down on board
5¼ x 9⅛ inches
Inscribed and dated lower left: Mad. Sq. N.Y. / B.B circus / 1894; initialed lower right: C.K.L.

Artist Biography

Corwin Knapp Linson was a painter and illustrator active in New York and New Jersey. As a young artist, Linson met Stephen Crane (1871–1900), an author best remembered for his Civil War novel, The Red Badge of Courage. The two became friends and Linson illustrated several of Crane’s articles and stories, which often focused on social issues. After Crane’s death, Linson would write a book about his friend titled, My Stephen Crane. Linson also traveled widely, living in Jerusalem from 1898 to 1902 with the American Colony Photo-Department, an artist collective connected with the American Colony Christian sect. Linson also

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