Holland Land Company's Hotel, Utica, New York
Gray wash and graphite on paper
Overall: 7 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. ( 18.4 x 20 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
inscription: lower right, ink: "utica, 7bre 1807"
Inscribed at lower right outside image in brown ink: "utica -- 7bre 1807."
The three-story brick hotel was designed in 1797 by Samuel and John Hooker, father and brother of Philip Hooker, the architect. It was erected in 1798 on the bank of the Mohawk River by Gerrit Boon, agent for the Holland Land Company. In 1805 a Polish traveler called it a "magnificent hotel."
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
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