Old House, Corner of Greenwich and Vesey Streets, New York City
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.
Wallace's note states that the "Great Boot" was said to have been carried in the Croton Water Celebration in 1842.
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
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