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The Great Fire of 1835 As Seen from Brooklyn, New York

Object Number: 
1962.83
Date: 
c. 1835
Medium: 
Gouache and black ink over graphite on paper, laid on Japanese paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/2 x 19 3/8 in. ( 36.8 x 49.2 cm ) mat: 18 3/8 x 23 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 58.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Title, bottom center: Vista del Gran Incendio de una parte de la Ciudd de Nueva York, en la noche del 16, y el dia Diciembre 1835...
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in white gouache: "L. Taffien."; inscribed at lower center: "Vista del Gran Incendio de una parte de la Ciudad de Nueva York, en la noche del 16, y el dia de Diciembre 1835, tornada desde Brooklyn."
Gallery Label: 
There is no explanation for the fact that the inscription was written in Spanish.
Credit Line: 
Gift of J. William Middendorf II
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group