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

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Watercolor, graphite, and black ink on heavy watercolor paper
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 )
inscription: lower left: "Old house corner Vesey and Greenwich"
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"
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