Interior of George Hayward's Porter House, N.Y.C.
Oil on canvas (relined)
Overall: 36 x 47 in. ( 91.4 x 119.4 cm )
Interior view of the Porter House, seen from one end of the main hall; the room occupied with gentlemen standing and sitting in groups, some reading newspapers. The upper half of the walls hung with landscapes and portraits in gilt frames against dark green walls under decorative plaster archies and cornices; the walls below hung with large framed mirrors; at the left a group of men stand in front of a long bar behind which a bartender pours beer; two of the men are dressed in military uniforms, one in tartans; at the far end fo the bar a young girl solicits alms with a tambourine; in the right foreground a group seated about a table listens to a bearded man talk; one of the men is dressed in a Zouave military uniform.
Purchase, The Watson Fund
Signature and date: inscribed @ lower right: E. D. Hawthorn/1863
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