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Jan Martense-Schenck Homestead, Brooklyn, New York; verso: sketch of same view

Object Number: 
1951.49
Date: 
c. 1925-50
Medium: 
Watercolor and graphite on paper; graphite
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 3/4 x 21 in. ( 37.5 x 53.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: inscription on reverse
Inscriptions: 
Verso inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Jan-Martense Schenck Homestead-- Mill Island-- / Jan came to America in 1650. Before 1700 vessels from Holland entered / Mill Basin-- the Brothers Jan & Rolof(?) interested in trading with Holland / constructed the house like hull of ship with curved timber & arch-like / inverted frame like no other house on Long Island. / Built about 1675 -- Now owned by Gulf Oil Co."
Description: 
Architecture
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Elizabeth E. Case
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group