Crossing the East River on Ice, New York City
Black ink on beige paper, laid on another sheet, laid on card
Overall: 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 9.5 x 14.6 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
signature: lower right: "J. A. M." inscription: lower: "Crossing the East River on Ice, March 13th 1888" inscription: lower left, on mount: "Original Sketch Made March 13, 1888/John A. Meagher/604 McDonough St./Brooklyn"
Signed at lower right in black ink: "J.A.M."; inscribed along lower edge: "--Crossing the East River on The Ice, March 13th 1888."; on board at lower left: "ORIGINAL SKETCH MADE MARCH 13, 1888 / JOHN A. MEAGHER / 604 McDONOUGH ST / BROOKLYN."
This portrayal of the Blizzard of 1888 was sketched from a window facing the East River in the Mutual Life Insurance Company Building on Nassau Street between Liberty and Cedar. Brooklyn Bridge is in the distance. The view was subsequently used as a Christmas card design by the artist.
Gift of the Blizzard Men of 1888 Collection
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