New York City from Brooklyn, New York

Object Number: 
1906.19
Date: 
before 1906
Medium: 
Black ink and scratching out on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 12 1/8 in. ( 22.2 x 30.8 cm ) mat: 14 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. ( 36.2 x 48.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: verso, lower left: "Original drawing of N.Y. City from Brooklyn Heights by Wm. Edgar Marshall"
Inscriptions: 
Letter attached to verso from donor reads: "This Original drawing of New York City was made by the late Wm E Marshall and purchased by me from Mrs. Marshall at thier[sic] studio # 711 Broadway = shortly after Mr Marshall died = Mrs Marshall informed me that the process Employed by Mr Marshall in Executing this sketch, was as follows. = The whole background was covered with black, then, using a pen knife Mr. M. cut the white outlines. It is delicate and tedious work and unique, being the only ske
Description: 
Landscape
Gallery Label: 
A letter by the donor, pasted on the reverse, reads: "This Original drawing of New York City was made by the late Wm. E. Marshall and purchased by me from Mrs. Marshall at their Studio, #771 Broadway, shortly after Mr. Marshall died. Mrs. Marshall informed me that the process Employed by Mr. Marshall in Executing this Sketch, was as follows: The whole background was Covered with black, then using a pen knife Mr. M[arshall] Cut the White oultines..."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edward Gottschalk
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group