Claremont Hotel, Riverside Park, New York City
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and red gouache on paper
Overall: 8 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 21 x 24.8 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
inscription: lower ceneter: "Claremont, many years the Residence of/Lord Courtney, afterwards Earl of Devon/Now in Riverside park, at 122nd St."
Inscribed below image in black ink: "CLAREMONT, MANY YEARS THE RESIDENCE OF / LORD COURTNEY AFTERWARD EARL OF DEVON. / NOW IN RIVERSIDE PARK, AT 122ND ST."
This early nineteenth-century structure was located on the high ground overlooking the Hudson River on the line of West 126th Street, just north of Grant's Tomb. Originally the home of Michael Hogan, it was later occupied by Viscount Courtenay and was purchased by the Post family in 1821. This watercolor was probably copied (with modifications) from the lithography of Residence of the Post Family--Now Claremont Hotel in Valentine's Manual (1861).
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
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