Preparatory Study for Engraving: Trinity Church, New York City with Marginal Sketches

Object Number: 
1911.105
Date: 
c. 1845
Medium: 
Brown ink and wash, graphite, and white lead pigment on Turnbulls Board
Dimensions: 
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 )
Marks: 
inscription: lower center: "Trinity Church/Broadway" inscription: upper, pencil: "Original Drawing for Disturnel [sic]"
Inscriptions: 
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"
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group