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Atom Bomb Hits New York City: Illustration for "Hiroshima, U.S.A." in Collier's, 5 August 1950, cover

Object Number: 
1956.7
Date: 
1950
Medium: 
Oil on paper laid on board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 1/2 x 18 in. (54.6 x 45.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in oil: "Chesley Bonestell"
Description: 
Landscape depicting an atom bomb striking just below midtown Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This painting served as the cover illustration for the August 5, 1950 issue of Collier's magazine.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Chesley Bonestell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group