Sunlight on Bridge Street
Although Harry Leith-Ross was one of the Pennsylvania impressionists, his mature work was decidedly more modern. He often depicted poor neighborhoods and minorities, exploring the urban realities that are more closely associated with Modernism. Sunlight on Bridge Street takes a scene from picturesque New Hope and strips it of any sentimentality, echoing the approach Edward Hopper might have taken.
Harry Leith-Ross is another of our favorite artists who, in our opinion, is still under-recognized and under-priced. While his earlier impressionist works are beautiful, we believe that in time, his later, edgier works will be regarded as his best. This painting is in perfect condition.