Shakespeare Tavern at Nassau and Fulton Streets in 1830, New York City

Object Number: 
c. 1890s
Black ink and wash and graphite on paper
Overall: 10 x 7 7/8 in. ( 25.4 x 20 cm ) mat: 18 x 14 in. ( 45.7 x 35.6 cm )
inscription: verso: "The Old Shakespeare Tavern/On the South West corner of/Fulton St. and Nassau./It about 1830"
Verso inscribed at center in black ink: "The Old Shakespeare Tavern. / On the South West corner of / Fulton St. and Nassau. / It stood down to about 1830 / and in the early part of the / 19th century the Seventh Regt. / National Guard was formed / here. The drawing is from a / drawing made by an officer / of the Regt."
Gallery Label: 
Wallace states that this sketch was taken from a drawing made by an officer of the 7th Regiment, New York National Guard. The regiment was organized at the tavern in 1824.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group