The Post Office, New York

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Academic) 018


Image: 33.0 x 25.2 cm (13 x 9 15/16 in.) Sheet: 39.5 x 34.9 cm (15 9/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor and graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Academic anonymous landscape. Stone building with tower on narrow street between Cedar and Liberty Streets. Originally a church built by the Dutch Reformists in 1729. The Post Office occupied this buiding from 1845-1875; taken down in 1882. Later than Endicott lithograph of 1845 (ill. Portfolio, Aug. 1942, p. 7). Here the portico in front is enclosed and another story added, partially blocking the three further windows.


Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 12, 1953

Credit Line

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