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"Liberty," the New York City to Lakewood, New Jersey Coach: Study for a Poster

"Liberty," the New York City to Lakewood, New Jersey Coach: Study for a Poster
Title
"Liberty," the New York City to Lakewood, New Jersey Coach: Study for a Poster
Date 
1903
Medium 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on brown paper, laid on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 7/8 x 44 1/4 in. (42.9 x 112.4 cm) mat: 24 1/8 x 51 7/8 x 5/8 in. ( 61.3 x 131.8 x 1.6 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of James Hazen Hyde
Object Number 
1947.90
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right in black ink with a monogram and below: "EDWARD PENFIELD"
Gallery Label 
This is the original study for the poster illustration advertising the run of the four-horse public coach "Liberty" between New York and Lakewood, New Jersey, from March 31 to May 15, 1903. The coach was built by Guiet of Paris for James Hazen Hyde (1876-1959), a coaching enthusiast who maintained the run. The Society also has a series of twelve watercolors of the "Liberty" by Max Francis Klepper (1861-1907), who was commissioned by Mr. Hyde to depict scenes on the coach run (1960.28-39).
Provenance 
James Hazen Hyde, NYC
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group