Rain in Union Square

by Julian Joseph (1882–1964)
Pastel on paper
22¾ x 17¼ inches (sight size)
Signed lower left: J. Joseph –


Private collection, London, England

Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, October 4, 2000, lot 91, from above

The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut, acquired from above

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York, acquired from above

Private collection, La Jolla, California, acquired from above, 2005

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Night Scene - Snowy Streets, 1947, oil on canvas, 24 5/16 x 20 1/16 inches, signed lower right; Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah

Note: Julian Joseph depicts the historic Union Square in Manhattan, featuring the George Washington Statue left of center as well as the colonnaded Union Square Savings Bank building in the background, which now holds the Daryl Roth Theatre.

Artist Biography

Born in San Francisco, California, Julian Joseph is known for his impressionistic landscapes and city scenes. He studied at the National Academy of Design, at the Art Students League with Frank Vincent DuMond (1865–1951), and at the Académie Julian in Paris with Jean-Paul Laurens (1838–1921). He taught at the Cooper Union Art School in New York. He was a member of Artists Equity and a founding artist member of the Mystic Art Association, which has become today’s Mystic Museum of Art, Connecticut. During his lifetime, Joseph’s work was exhibited at the Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland, Oregon, Mystic Art

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