Ruins of the Claremont Inn, Riverside Park, New York City, Being Demolished

Object Number: 
1955.6
Date: 
1951
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 14 in. ( 25.4 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
signed: lower left: "J.S. Held" inscription: lower right: "Claremont Inn/March 26, 1951"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower left in graphite: "J. S. Held"; inscribed at lower right: "Claremont Inn / March 26, 1951"
Description: 
Architecture
Gallery Label: 
Sketched on the day following its destruction by fire, the Claremont Inn stood on Riverside Drive on the line of West 126th Street, just north of Grant's Tomb. The remains were removed shortly afterward. At the time of the fire the artist resided nearby on Claremont Avenue.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Julius Held
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group