Study for a Mural in Tatham House in New York City

Object Number: 
1990.4.2
Date: 
mid-1930s
Medium: 
Gouache and watercolor on paper, squared for transfer in graphite, laid on board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 12 in. ( 40.6 x 30.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Marked with a pencil grid for use as a referance.
Inscriptions: 
Board inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Tatum[crossed out] Tatham House"; annotated with numbers horizontally and vertically oriented to squaring
Description: 
Genre: View depicts the urban landscape of New York City, and incorporate the Brooklyn Bridge, the Rockettes, and Central Park.
Gallery Label: 
These murals may have been created for the Works Project Administration (W.P.A.), a government organization that provided employment for artists during the depression. The donor also submitted twelve etchings depicting New York scenes by Wolchonok which is catalogued in the Collection of Prints, Photographs and Architectual Drawings.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Ella Wolchonok
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group