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Unexecuted Design for Cross-Block Terrace Development (perspective)

Artist:
Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)
Date:
ca. 1831
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 26 1/2in. (24.8 x 67.3cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.66.1291
Not on view
With this inventive design, Davis presented a new concept for rowhouses, siting two long rows crosswise through the block, facing each other over an open central court. The roofs were topped with walkways intended for pleasurable strolls.
Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey); Vendor: Joseph Beale Davis (American, born 1856)
Catherine Hoover Voorsanger, John K. Howat Art and the Empire City ex. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven, 2000, cat. no. 85, fig. no. 85, p. 430, ill.



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