Manhattan Company Reservoir, New York, New York
Graphite on paper
Overall: 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 19.7 x 24.8 cm )
Signed and dated: at lower right: "C. S. Cobb / April 30th 1846" Inscribed: across bottom:"Manhattan Reservoir / from 12 to 13th Sts / Between Third & Fourth Avenues" (with notations identifying localities in the picture)
Signed and inscribed at lower right in graphite: "C.S. Cobb / April 30th 1846. / Lindley Murray's Garden from 13th St to 14th St. / (Rear of his dwelling)"; at lower left: "Grace Church with its / Old wooden steeple"; at lower center: "Manhattan Reservoirs / from 12 to 13th Sts. / Between Third & Fourth Avenues / Fire-bell in the square tower -- / Round tower, Watchman's part of …t"; verso inscribed at lower border: "Fire-bell removed to West side of City / (somewhere near 8th st.) not sure"
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
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