Old House (Marston Mansion), Broad and Water Street, New York City
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, on paper, laid on another sheet, laid on canvas
Overall: 9 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. ( 24.1 x 25.1 cm ) mat: 14 x 10 in. ( 35.6 x 25.4 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "L. Oram, 76" inscription: lower: "Cor. Broad & Water St."
Signed and inscribed at lower left inside image in red watercolor: 'L. ORAM. 76."; outside the image in black ink and wash: "COR BROAD & WATER ST."
The Perris and Brown insurance maps of 1875 indicate this building at the northeast corner of Broad and Water streets with the initials "W.M. 1764." It is indicated as a brick building with the address 24--26 Water Street. Another sepia watercolor of the Marston Mansion is in the extra-illustrated edition of John W. Francis, Old New York in the Society's library. The same building is the subject of a lithograph in Valentine's Manual, entitled Old House Cr. Broad & Water Sts, Built 1764."
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