Elevation of Gilbert Elevated Railroad Station

Design for a station on New York's 6th Avenue elevated railway

about 1878
Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823–1900)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. 227, fig. 63

Dimensions

Sheet: 48.9 x 66.0 cm (19 1/4 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

52.1602

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Two stairways to elevated platform, center section with raised roof and low tower. Sketch of plan upper right.

Inscription

LC in graphite: Elevation of Gilbert Elevated R.R. / J.F.C. JanY 5th 1878 / Scale 1/8 = 1 foot

Provenance

Artist's daughter; to Kennedy & Co. (New York, NY); from whom purchased by Maxim Karolik for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: Nov. 13, 1952)

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875