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Sunnyside, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York

Object Number: 
1979.80
Date: 
1856
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 7/8 x 20 in. ( 35.2 x 50.8 cm ) mat: 22 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. ( 57.2 x 72.4 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in brown watercolor: "W. R. Miller. / 1856. / 1 Ashland Place New York."
Gallery Label: 
Sunnyside, home of the famous American author Washington Irving (1783-1859), was originally a small seventeenth-century Dutch farmhouse on the shore of the Hudson River, occupied by Wolfert Ecker and deigned by Irving as "Wolfert's Roost." Subsequent to the American Revolution, it was occupied by Jacob Van Tassel; in 1835 it was purchased by Irving, who had the house reconstructed into what he called a delightful "little nookery" with the assistance of the English artist, George Harvey (q.v.).
Credit Line: 
Hoffman Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group