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Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn.
probably 1844
Architect:Designed by Henry Austin , American, 1804 - 1891
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by Case, Tiffany & Burnham
Lithography; printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 7/16 x 11 1/16in. (21.4 x 28.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 11 15/16 x 17in. (30.3 x 43.2cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: View of the Wadsworth Atheneum, a stone Gothic revival museum building with square towers flanking the main entrance, which is recessed behind flattened pointed arches. Windows appear to contain leaded glass and have hood molds with corbel stops. Crenellations line the roof. Lettering in the gable over the front entrance reads: "1842 / WADSWORTH ATHENEUM". A man and a woman stand within the porch. Another man and woman are walking on the dirt road to the left of the museum. A man, woman, and a small girl are walking on what appears to be a paved sidewalk in front of the museum. This man wears a cap and cloak and is leaning on a cane. A grassy lawn is in front of the museum. Trees and an iron fence are at the left. Trees, a picket fence, and a house are at the right.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "WADSWORTH ATHENEUM. / Hartford, Conn." Lower left, in pencil, "#50" "Print Drawer 23 #9a". On verso, lower right in pencil, accession number.
Object Number: 1946.11.32
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