Town House, Brooklyn

1866–72
Calvert Vaux (American (born England) 1824–1895), Frederick Clark Withers (American (born in England), 1828–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 695, fig. 146

Dimensions

Image: 50.6 x 34.3 cm (19 15/16 x 13 1/2 in.) Sheet: 56.7 x 40.3 cm (22 5/16 x 15 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

60.439

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

3-story stone house with railed steps, Gothic arches over windows and door. View of garden and trees beyond bay windows right.
Presumed to be architects’s drawing for house of Charles S. Kimball who probably only occupied it a few years. It is said that the house was located at 189 Columbia Heights; it no longer stands. (Info from Miss Edna Huntington, Long Island Historical Society)

Inscription

LL margin in graphite in later hand: Town house in Columbia Street Brooklyn / (C.S. Kimball)/ Vaux and Withers, Architects. 1866-; right: Corner of Columbia Heights / & Clark Street.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA April 14, 1960

Credit Line

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