View up Wall Street with City Hall [Federal Hall] and Trinity Church, New York City

View up Wall Street with City Hall [Federal Hall] and Trinity Church, New York City
View up Wall Street with City Hall [Federal Hall] and Trinity Church, New York City
View up Wall Street with City Hall [Federal Hall] and Trinity Church, New York City
View up Wall Street with City Hall [Federal Hall] and Trinity Church, New York City
Title
View up Wall Street with City Hall [Federal Hall] and Trinity Church, New York City
Date 
c. 1798
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. ( 21.6 x 28.6 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Sophia Minton
Object Number 
1864.14
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "by Robertson / Drawn in 1798"; former mount reputedly inscribed at lower center: "Old Town Hall, New York"
Gallery Label 
This is a view up Wall Street toward Trinity Church. New York's City Hall at the corner of Wall and Nassau streets was reconstructed in 1788-89 from plans prepard by Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant for the use of the new federal government. The Congress of the United States met here from March 1789 to August 1790, when the Federal capital was moved from New York to Philadelphia. The building was the first home of The New-York Historical Society, from 1804 to 1809.
Provenance 
David Grim, NYC; Sophia Minton, NYC
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group