View of the Vechte-Cortelyou House, Gowanus, Long Island, New York
Black ink and graphite on heavy watercolor paper
Overall: 13 1/2 x 17 3/8 in. ( 34.3 x 44.1 cm ) mat: 16 x 22 in. ( 40.6 x 55.9 cm )
inscriptions: signed and dated, lower left: W.H.Wallace/1874. bottom center: Old Cortelyou/House./Built 1699.
Signed and inscribed at lower left in black ink: "W. H. Wallace / 1874."
This sketch depicts the ruins of the Vechte-Cortelyou house shortly before it was covered with landfill at the end of the nineteenth century.
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
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