Proposed Audubon Memorial Tablet, Washington Heights, New York City

Object Number: 
X.363
Date: 
1917
Medium: 
Watercolor and graphite on board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 11 in. ( 31.8 x 27.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: not signed, inscribed bottom: Audubon Memorial. Typed label affixed to mount on back.
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center outside image in graphite: "AUDUBON MEMORIAL"; memorial lettered in watercolor over graphite: "ON THIS SITE STOOD / 'MINNIESLAND' / THE HOME OF / JOHN JAMES AUDUBON / THE GREAT AMERICAN NATURALIST / AT THAT TIME SITUATED IN / CARMANSVILLE 'A LITTLE VILLAGE / A FEW MILES FROM NEW YORK' / ERECTED BY / NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / 1917"
Description: 
This shows a proposed memorial tablet commemorating "Minniesland", on the shore of the Hudson River at the foot of West 155th Street on upper Manhattan Island. The tablet was never erected.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group