Town House, Brooklyn

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 695, fig. 146


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


Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



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)


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.


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