Proposed Design for Smallpox Hospital, Blackwell's Island, East River, New York City

Object Number: 
1936.926
Date: 
early 1850s
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, graphite, and scratching out on paper mounted on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. ( 21.9 x 35.2 cm )
Marks: 
signed: lower right, "Henry Hart/Architect & Engineer/168 Duane St./N.Y. inscription: bottom center, on mount: "Perspective Sketch of Small Pox Hospital/Blackwell's Island.
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right outside image in brown ink: "Henry Hart / Architect & Engineer / 168 Duane Street N.Y."; at lower center outside image in black ink: "Perspective Sketch of Small Pox Hospital: / Blackwell's Island.
Description: 
Architecture
Gallery Label: 
Hart's plan was not adopted, and instead the smallpox hospital that was erected on what is now Roosevelt Island in 1854-56 was designed by James Renwick.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group