Henry Ford and the Quadricycle at Bagley Avenue by Albert Pennoyer, 1931

Summary

Artist Albert Pennoyer showed Henry Ford pushing his Quadricycle from the shed behind his house on Detroit's Bagley Avenue. Pennoyer emphasized the little car's novelty by including a horse and buggy -- and two skeptical onlookers -- in the scene. Ford and friends built the gasoline-powered Quadricycle in that shed, and Ford first drove it on June 4, 1896.

Artist Albert Pennoyer showed Henry Ford pushing his Quadricycle from the shed behind his house on Detroit's Bagley Avenue. Pennoyer emphasized the little car's novelty by including a horse and buggy -- and two skeptical onlookers -- in the scene. Ford and friends built the gasoline-powered Quadricycle in that shed, and Ford first drove it on June 4, 1896.

Artifact

Painting (Visual work)

Date Made

1931

Subject Date

1896

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.136.468

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Canvas
Oil paint (Paint)
Wood (Plant Material)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 34.75 in  (Framed )

Width: 40.75 in  (Framed )

Length: 1.75 in  (Framed)

Inscriptions

paper label attached to back of canvas: BUREAU OF FILING N.W. AYER & SONS Inc. File no. S-11530 Date 11/3/31 Client Ford Motor Co.

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