Facade of a House on Bond Street (No. 29, 31, or 33?), New York City
Graphite and black ink wash on paper
Overall: 5 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 14.6 x 11.7 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
date: lower left: "April 1908"
Incribed at lower center in graphite: "31 Bond St / April 1908 no similar house / next door to west / House where Dr Burdell was murdered 1857"; verso inscribed at center: "31 Bond St. was taken down about / 1904. The drawing was made from/of 33 / Bond the house next door which was / an exact fac simile of 31. / Bond St was once a quiet and fashionable place of residence, even as late as / 1890."
Wallace is somewhat ambigous in his penciled comments on this sketch as to the street number of the building depicted. The address, 33 Bond Street, which he initially inscribed, was erased and the figure 31 substituted. For comments on the building see Wallace's diary, New-York Historical Society, April 7, 13-15, 19-20, 1908.
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
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