Landscape Composition: Helicon and Aganippe (Allegorical Landscape of New York University)

Object Number: 
1917.3
Date: 
1836
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall (canvas): 22 1/2 x 36 1/4 in. (57.2 x 92.1 cm) Frame: 29 x 42 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (29 x 42 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)
Marks: 
inscriptions: Not signed.
Description: 
Incorporated in this allegorical landscape is a view of the new building of the University of the City of New York (now New York University) on the east side of Washington Square, between Washington place and Waverley Place.
Gallery Label: 
Eucleian Society of the University of the City of New York; Alfred S. Vail; Mrs. Amanda (Eno) Vail.
Bibliography: 
Geld, Elizabeth and Stuart P., In Pointed Style: The Gothic Revival in America, 1800-1860, New York: Hirschl & Adler Galleries, 47, 144. Danziger, Elon, "A University Building for New York," Burlington Magazine, July 2008, pp. 444-51.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group