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Cromwell Farmhouse, Bronx, New York

Object Number: 
1949.9
Date: 
1855
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on beige paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. ( 39.4 x 31.8 cm ) mat: 22 x 16 in. ( 55.9 x 40.6 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "W. R. Miller/Del." inscription: lower left: "The Old Cromwell Farm House/Harlem Creek/Morrisania Octr. 25th 1855"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right in green watercolor: "W. R. Miller. / del."; inscribed at lower left: "The Old Cromwell Farm House / Harlem Creek. / Morrisania Octr 20th 1855."
Description: 
Architecture/landscape
Gallery Label: 
This is a close-up variant rendering of a section of Miller's study of the Cromwell Farmhouse taken in August 1855, also in the Society's collection (1947.96). An oil of the same subject by the artist, also dated 1855, was in a private collection in 1950. The Cromwell farmhouse was erected about 1760 in the valley at the head of the now-obliterated Cromwell and McClellan avenues in the borough of the Bronx. The house was still standing in the early 1920s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriski
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group