View of the Vechte-Cortelyou House, Gowanus, Long Island, New York

Object Number: 
1926.102
Date: 
1874
Medium: 
Black ink and graphite on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions: 
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 )
Marks: 
inscriptions: signed and dated, lower left: W.H.Wallace/1874. bottom center: Old Cortelyou/House./Built 1699.
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in black ink: "W. H. Wallace / 1874."
Description: 
This sketch depicts the ruins of the Vechte-Cortelyou house shortly before it was covered with landfill at the end of the nineteenth century.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group