Park Theatre in 1820, New York City

Object Number: 
c. 1890s
Brown ink and wash and graphite on paper
Overall: 4 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. ( 11.4 x 21 cm )
inscription: lower left: "Park Theatre/1822"
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Park Theatre / 1820"
Gallery Label: 
Compare this view with the contemporary sepia watecolor of the theater, ca. 1830, by Charles Burton which is also in the Society's collection (1881.13). Burton's watercolor shows arched doorways on the street level in place of the square doorways depicted by Wallace. The roof facade also differs from that sketched by Wallace.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group