Claremont Hotel, Riverside Park, New York City

Claremont Hotel, Riverside Park, New York City
Title
Claremont Hotel, Riverside Park, New York City
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and red gouache on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 21 x 24.8 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Credit Line 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number 
1936.925
Marks 
inscription: lower ceneter: "Claremont, many years the Residence of/Lord Courtney, afterwards Earl of Devon/Now in Riverside park, at 122nd St."
Inscriptions 
Inscribed below image in black ink: "CLAREMONT, MANY YEARS THE RESIDENCE OF / LORD COURTNEY AFTERWARD EARL OF DEVON. / NOW IN RIVERSIDE PARK, AT 122ND ST."
Gallery Label 
This early nineteenth-century structure was located on the high ground overlooking the Hudson River on the line of West 126th Street, just north of Grant's Tomb. Originally the home of Michael Hogan, it was later occupied by Viscount Courtenay and was purchased by the Post family in 1821. This watercolor was probably copied (with modifications) from the lithography of Residence of the Post Family--Now Claremont Hotel in Valentine's Manual (1861).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group