Penn Vignette . University of Pennsylvania . Philadelphia . Watercolor . 12" x 16"

... a University of Pennsylvania vignette (founded 1740: Benjamin Franklin) ... including the entryway to College Hall (architectual firm of Thomas Webb Richards), built 1871 in West Philadelphia... a large, stylized graphic of the University Arms, on the dais of the Perelman Quadrangle (architectual firm of Venturi Scott Brown), installed 2001... and Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen's "Split Button" sculpture, installed 1981... over a backdrop of the City of Philadelphia, founded 1682... as the skyline continues to rise and grow... viewed looking east from the west bank of the Schuylkill River.

james mann art farm
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