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Old House, Corner of Greenwich and Vesey Streets, New York City

Object Number: 
1945.553
Date: 
1880
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, and black ink on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. ( 13 x 20.6 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower left: "Old house corner Vesey and Greenwich"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in black ink over brown watercolor: "Old house corner Vesey and Greenwich"; verso inscribed at center in black ink: "Old House corner Vesey and Greenwich, 1880 / Sketched from opposite corner / Great Boot said to have been carried / in Croton Water Celebration 1842"
Description: 
Architecture: This shows an old stone house with a huge boot on the roof. A part of the Elevated on Greenwhich Street is at right.
Gallery Label: 
Wallace's note states that the "Great Boot" was said to have been carried in the Croton Water Celebration in 1842.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group