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Church of the French Protestants (Eglise Français du Saint Esprit), New York (section and plan)

Artist and architect:
Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)
Architect:
Designed by Ithiel Town (American, Thompson, Connecticut 1784–1844 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
1831–34
Medium:
Watercolor and ink over graphite
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/4 x 8 9/16 in. (37.4 x 21.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.66.84
Not on view
The design of the portico of this church may have been inspired by William and Henry William Inwood's Saint Pancras New Church, London (1819–22). The interior was based on Christopher Wren's Church of Saint Stephen's Walbrook, London (1672–79). The dome was destroyed by fire in 1839, and the building was demolished in 1864.
Inscription: "Church of the French Protestants, N.Y."
Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey); Vendor: Joseph Beale Davis (American, born 1856)
Peck, A. J. Davis, 1992, no. 29, p. 19, and color pl. 18.
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