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AAS #:     

102
Name: 

Alms House, New York City

View:    Alms House
Description:   

Platter 17” x 12.5” in dark blue with a border of repetitive rose and leaf medallions.   The Alms House, which is three stories high, has two wings, including a back wing, three pediments on top of the central,  right and left wings and a tall, central cupola.  There is a feathery-leaved tree framing the left of the building, trees to the right with a retaining wall and bushes growing along the waterfront

Potter: John & William Ridgway, 1814-1830 (Cauldon Place) Hanley
Date: ca. 1825
Artist: Charles Augustin Busby, (1786-1834) Illustrator; William Hooker,  (1782-1856) Engraver
Marks:

Reverse) Printed on back of plate in blue cartouche: (above) BEAUTIES OF AMERICA (within cartouche) ALMS HOUSE / NEW YORK (below cartouche) J & W RIDGWAY

View Source: Blunt’s Stranger’s Guide to the City of New-York.: Comprising a Description of Public Buildings, Dwelling Houses, including Population, Streets, Markets…New-York: Printed for, and published by Edmund M. Blunt, at the Quadrant, 1817. Engraving marked “C.A. Busby delt.  W. Hooker, Sculps. / Almshouse." Inserted between pages 74 and 75. (AAS: Dated Books Collection)
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