Brewster Carriage Factory, New York City
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and gouache on heavy watercolor paper, laid on canvas on stretcher
Overall: 21 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. ( 54.6 x 74.9 cm ) mat: 33 3/4 x 41 3/4 x 2 in. ( 85.7 x 106 x 5.1 cm )
signature: lower left: "E.A. Sargent/Del."
Signed and inscribed at the lower left in black ink: "E.A. SARGENT. / DEL."
The well-known firm of Brewster and Co. was listed at its old address of 272 Broome Street, N.Y.C., in the New York City directory for 1873-1874, but at its new establishment at 1581 Broadway, between 47th and 48th streets, in 1874-1875. When the new Brewster establishment opened, Edward A. Sargent was listed as an architect at 98 Broadway, New York City. The watercolor is probably an architectural rendition dating from the time of the building's erection.
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