Brooklyn Bridge & an Elusive Artist

There must be thousands of images of the Brooklyn Bridge out there. I’ve collected maybe fifty from the years 1883-1885,  photographs and paintings, even architectural drawings. I have images of the entrance to the bridge and the promenade, and pretty much everything there is to see.

The Brooklyn Bridge. Click for larger image.
The Brooklyn Bridge. Click for larger image.

This is one of my favorites. It’s stylized, and maybe that’s why I like it.  I haven’t ever been able to track down the artist, though it seems to have been painted just about the time the bridge opened. The closest I’ve come is R. Schwartz.