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Burning of the Bowery Theatre, New York City

Burning of the Bowery Theatre, New York City
Title
Burning of the Bowery Theatre, New York City
Date 
1845
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink, gouache, and graphite on paper, mounted on card
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 4 1/16 in. ( 14 x 10.3 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Description 
Architecture
Credit Line 
James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number 
1936.983
Marks 
inscriptions: Inscribed at bottom with long inscription
Inscriptions 
Verso inscribed in graphite (repeated in black ink on mount): "Burning of the Bowery Theatre, / (now the Thalia) April 25, 1845 -- a little / after 6 P.M. from a drawing made on the / spot. The performance was to have been / for the benefit of the E.L. Davenport -- / It was the fourth time of being / burnt -- first in 1828 -- then in 1836 / -- then 1837-8. / When the heavy pediment of / wood fell many were between the / columns, but all escaped"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group