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Cobus Schoonmaker's House

James Rider van Brunt (American, 1820–1913 (or later))

Place Depicted: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 689


Sheet: 16.4 x 20.0 cm (6 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



House with dormers and wing left, large trees behind. Fenced yard, road in foreground.


LL in yellow wash: JR VB
Lower margin of mount right: J. RvB/ Looking N.E. James or Cobus Schoonmaker's residence / ? St. near 4th Av. Bkl. / sketched 1937 / on the main road. At left: 6th St. Brk. 4 x 5 Av. Center: 1699
On verso in graphite pencil in another hand: notes. These notes trace the history of the house, which was owned by a Mr. Johnson in 1690 and was the scene of crisisin the Battle of Long Islnad, Sept. 27, 1776.
Built by Adrian Cortelyou 1790 when his brother Jaques bought Vecht house. Cortelyou (Vecht) house in background.


Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA May 10, 1961

Credit Line

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