View of Broadway with St. Paul's Chapel, New York City

Object Number: 
1897.5
Date: 
c. 1809-13
Medium: 
Watercolor and black ink over on paper, laid on board and varnished
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 3/4 x 36 in. ( 65.4 x 91.4 cm ) mat: 31 x 41 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 78.7 x 105.4 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
St. Paul's Chapel is the dominant building in this view.
Gallery Label: 
This is a companion view to Strickland's view of Broadway, showing Grace and Trinity Churches. I.N.P. Stokes points out that the date of this picture must be between 1809, when Grace Church was completed, and 1814-1815, when according to the New York directories, the engraver John Scoles, (whose sign--"Scoles, Egraver"--appears over the doorway on the house, at the left) moved to 67 Bowery. Prior to its acquisition by the Society this watercolor was badly torn and covered with a coat of varnish.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group