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Broadway at Grand Street, Looking North

Object Number: 
1910.9
Date: 
1852
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 22 x 1 in. ( 43.2 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
signed and dated: on lower right: "R. Bond pinxt 1852"
Description: 
Cityscape that depicts a view of Broadway at Grand Street in New York City; the large building on the right is the Broadway House.
Gallery Label: 
This view of Broadway at Grand Street shows flags at half-mast and festoons of black mourning fabric on Broadway House, which at the time was the political headquarters of the Whig party. A banner inscribed "A Nation / Mourns Its Loss" and the military parade corssing the intersection suggest that the scene represents the funeral of either Henry Clay or Daniel Webster, both held in 1852.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group