55-59 Maiden Lane, New York, New York
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper mounted to card
Overall: 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. ( 27 x 34.9 cm )
Cityscape: This view of 55-59 Maiden Lane, between Nassau and William streets. The names indicated on signboards designate the places of business of John Bucklass, tailor; Simon P. Shaffer, hosier; Gustavus F. Meyer, toys; and Narice Godart "from Paris", a dealer in fancy baskets. These names do not all appear in the 1851 New York directory, and then not at address indicated in illustration.
Signed and inscribed on box at lower center in brown watercolor: "J.M.F. / #44"; at lower left: "October 1851"
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