Fraunces Tavern, New York City

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Watercolor, black ink, graphite, and touches of white gouache on paper
Overall: 11 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. ( 29.5 x 24.1 cm ) mat: 14 x 9 7/8 in. ( 35.6 x 25.1 cm )
inscription: lower center: "The DeLancey Mansion, Broad St. in 1873/Washington's Headquarters/Dec. 1783" signature: lower left: "Hosier"
Inscribed below image in black ink: "THE DE LANCEY MANSION, BROAD ST. IN 1873. / WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS / DEC. 1783."
Gallery Label: 
This structure at the corner of Broad and Pearl streets was erected in 1719 as a private residence by Etienne DeLancey. It later became a well-known hostelry maintained by Samuel Fraunces, and was the scene of Washington's farewell to his officers in December 1783 at the conclusion of the American Revolution. Hosier's view shows the building's appearance after the erection of two additional upper stories following a fire in 1852. It is now maintained as a museum by the Sons of the Revolution.
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Gift of the Estate of I.N.P. Stokes
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group