Grace Hill for Edwin C. Litchfield, Brooklyn, New York (front elevation)
Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper
Sheet: 20 15/16 x 27 7/8 in. (53.2 x 70.8 cm)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924
Not on view
Davis' greatest Italianate villa, Grace Hill, is now the headquarters of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The original stucco has been removed from the house, and many of the interior details, including the elaborately painted ceiling murals, have been lost. Davis also designed a coach house, greenhouse, and chicken house for the property, none of which are extant.
Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey); Vendor: Joseph Beale Davis (American, born 1856)
Peck, A. J. Davis, 1992, 4.14, p. 93, and color pl. 55.
Alexander Jackson Davis, American Architect 1803-1872. Exh. cat. Amelia Peck, 1992, cat. no. 4.14, fig. no. color plate 55, p. 93.
Artist: Designed by Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)Date: ca. 1857Medium: Black walnut; replacement underupholstery and showcoverAccession: 1995.111On view in:Gallery 736