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Two Studies of the Façade of John Brosnan's Bar, 151 Fulton Street, New York City; verso: sketch of plan

Object Number: 
1945.549
Date: 
1908
Medium: 
Graphite and watercolor; graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 23.5 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
date: upper right: "May 1908"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at left in graphite: "163 Fulton St / This old house / on Fulton St / just east of / Broadway / is an old / fashioned / bar as they / were in 1840 / or 50 / It is also / celebrated as the resort of / Garibaldi / when in / America / He here attended / a club"; at upper right: "May 1908"
Gallery Label: 
Brosnan's Bar was located on the north side of Fulton Street between Broadway and Nassau Street. Notes by Wallace cite it as "an old fashioned bar as they were in 1840 or 50." It was celebrated as a resort of the Italian patriot Garibaldi who attended a club on the second floor in 1853. The house was gone by 1920.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group