City Hotel, Broadway, New York City
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and gouache on paper laid on board
Overall: 14 5/8 x 16 7/8 in. ( 37.1 x 42.9 cm )
signature: lower right: "Hosier"
Signed at lower right in graphite: "Hosier"; verso of board inscribed at upper center: "City Hotel 133 Broadway NYC"
The City Hotel was erected in 1794 on the west side of Broadway between Thames and Cedar streets. The "New England House" at the left, on the southwest corner of Broadway and Thames Street, adjoined Trinity Churchyard at the extreme left. The hotel was demolished in 1849. This painting was copied from Jones and Newman's Pictorial Directory of New York (1848).
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