Detail of the Ceiling and a Chandelier of the Old Metropolitan Opera House

Object Number: 
2001.160
Date: 
1966-84
Medium: 
Reddish brown ink on oiled tan vegetable fiber paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 3/8 x 73 in. ( 59.4 x 185.4 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower left in reddish brown ink: "Detail / 'Old Met. Opera House, N.Y.C.' / E. Lee Spruyt c[in circle] 1984"
Description: 
The drawing records a section of the ornate architectural ceiling of the now-destroyed landmark building in the Italian Renaissance revival style (1883 by Josiah Cleveland Cady) and a chandelier.
Gallery Label: 
The drawing preserves part of the ceiling of the Italian Renaissance Revival style Old Metropolitan Opera House by Josiah Cleveland Cady. Until its destruction in 1966, the building was located at Broadway and 39th Street.
Credit Line: 
Gift of an anonymous donor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group