Preparatory Study for Engraving: Trinity Church, New York City with Marginal Sketches
Brown ink and wash, graphite, and white lead pigment on Turnbulls Board
Overall: 8 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. ( 22.5 x 19 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
inscription: lower center: "Trinity Church/Broadway" inscription: upper, pencil: "Original Drawing for Disturnel [sic]"
Inscribed below image in brown wash over graphite: "TRINITY CHRUCH. / Broadway"; along left margin vertically in graphite: "Corner of Rector St / & Broadway"; at right of lower center: "Croton"; at lower right: "To be put in place / of Church"; along upper edge: "Original Drawing for Disturnel"
This view is of the third and present edifice of Trinity Church on Broadway at Wall Street, which was designed by Richard Upjohn and erected in 1839-1846.
At lower left of Wade's illustration, outside the picture, is a pencil sketch of a view titled Corner of Rector St./& Broadway. At the lower right, outside the picture, is a small sketch of an omnibus with the inscription: "To be put in place/of Chariot." The "chariot" is depicted in Wade's watercolor, but an omnibus has been used in the engraved view.
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
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