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West Side of Washington Street at Corner of Johnson Street in 1848-50, Brooklyn, New York

Object Number: 
1945.569
Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink and wash, and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 10 3/4 in. ( 14.9 x 27.3 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower right: "Washington St SW Corner Johnson 1850" inscription: verso
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in black ink: "Washington St. S.W. corner Johnson 1850"; verso inscribed at center: "Sketch of West Side of Washington St. Brooklyn corner of Johnson / in 1848=1850. The large house on the corner was the residence of / Mr W.H. Wallace. The house was built about 1843 by a Mr Cook / who lived in it for about two years. my father lived in it eight years / The neighborhood was then sub-urban. Many small cottages with gardens / being on the east side of the street, and had be
Gallery Label: 
A note written on the back by William H. Wallace in 1903 reads: "Sketch of west side of Washington St., Brooklyn, corner of Johnson in 1848-1850. The large house on the corner was the residence of Mr. W.H. Wallace. The house was built about 1843 by a Mr. Cook who lived in it for about two years. My father lived in it eight years. The neighborhood was then suburban...The Wallace residence was sold in 1853, and became an English chop house. Several fortunes were made in it..."
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group