View of a War Garden, on the Hudson River, New York City
Watercolor, crayon, and graphite on board, overmatted
Overall: 15 7/8 x 20 in. ( 40.3 x 50.8 cm ) mat: 15 7/8 x 20 in. ( 40.3 x 50.8 cm )
inscriptions: Signed and dated, lower left: James Calvert Smith, 1918
Inscribed and signed at lower left in black crayon: "JAMES CALVERT SMITH -- 1918--"; verso isncribed at upper left in graphite: "War Garden -- N. Y. C. -- 1918 / (181st street Wadsworth Avenue)"
The title on a flyleaf sheet places this World War I garden at 181st Street and Wadsworth Avenue in the Washinton Heights section of Manhattan Island, but the proximity of the Hudson River and Fort Washington Park would suggest an area further west near Pinehurst Avenue.
Gift of James Calvert Smith
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