Blue Bell Tavern, New York City
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on paper
Overall: 8 7/8 x 11 3/8 in. ( 22.5 x 28.9 cm )
mat: 10 x 14 in. ( 25.4 x 35.6 cm )
Architecture: The old 'Blue Bell' Tavern on Kingsbridge Road, where Washington and Gov. Clinton reviewed the American troops on November 25, 1783.
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
inscription: lower center, ink: "The Old "Blue Bell" Tavern,/Kingsbridge Road./Washington and Gov: Clinton reviewed the/American troops from this house, November 25th/1783.
date: verso, pencil: "1873"
Signed and inscribed at lower left in gouache: "Hosier. 1873"; below image in brown watercolor: "The Old 'BLUE BELL' TAVERN. / KINGSBRIDGE ROAD. / WASHINGTON AND GOV: CLINTON REVIEWED THE AMERICAN / TROOPS FROM THIS HOUSE, NOVEMBER 25th. 1873. / 1873."; at lower right outside image in graphite: "To A.W. Drake, with the regards of the / artist. / Oct. 1873."; various inscriptions and old label on verso
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