Broadway and City Hall in New York (Brodway-Gatan Och Rådhuset i New York)
Carl Fredrik Akrell (Swedish, 1779–1868)
After Axel Klinckowström (Swedish, 1775–1837)
Etching and aquatint
image: 8 1/16 x 15 1/4 in. (20.5 x 38.7 cm)
sheet: 15 7/16 x 21 7/16 in. (39.2 x 54.5 cm)
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Not on view
Duncan Phyfe's furniture workshop and warehouse stood on Fulton Street, a major east-west thoroughfare in nineteenth-century Manhattan. Constructed in 1816 and named in honor of Robert Fulton, the pioneer of steamboat transportation, Fulton Street connected three small, previously disjointed roads into a major commercial avenue. In this print, the viewer looks north from the intersection of Broadway and Fulton toward City Hall (built 1813). By 1820, this area had become a shopping destination for New York's fashionable and sophisticated elite. To the far left of the image is the northernmost column of Saint Paul's pedimented facade.
Charles Allen Munn; Donor: Charles Allen Munn
Stokes III.563, pl.85
Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909, compiled from original sources. 5 vols., 1915–1928, vol. III, p. 563, pl. 85.
Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, Daniel C. Haskell American historical prints, early views of American cities, etc. : from the Phelps Stokes and other collections. 1932, pp. 102, 105, pl. 46a.
Marilyn Symmes Impressions of New York: Prints from the New York Historical Society. New York, 2004, cat. no. 11, pp. 38-9, ill.
Artist: Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)Date: by 1818Medium: Burnished aquatint with scraping and strokes of 'lavis' added along the top of the landscape and within the landscapeAccession: 35.42On view in:Not on view