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Ericstan, for John J. Herrick, Tarrytown, New York (perspective)

Artist:
Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)
Date:
1855
Medium:
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
25 5/16 x 30in. (64.3 x 76.2cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.66.10
Not on view
Davis' most successful castellated villa was built for dry-goods merchant John J. Herrick. The design was dominated by an enormous three-story circular tower facing west over the Hudson River. The tower housed an extraordinary circular parlor that had an intricately vaulted ceiling springing from a massive central cluster of delicate Gothic columns. Ericstan was demolished in 1944.
Alexander Jackson Davis (American); Joseph Beale Davis; Vendor: Joseph Beale Davis (American)
Hirschl & Adler Galleries. "The Gothic Revival in America, 1800–1860," April 15, 2006–June 9, 2006.

Morgan Library & Museum. "Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design," May 21, 2010–September 5, 2010.

Peck, A. J. Davis, 1992, 3.28, p. 76, and color pl. 49.
Alexander Jackson Davis, American Architect 1803-1872. Exh. cat. Amelia Peck, 1992, cat. no. 3.28, fig. no. color pl. 49, p. 76.

Catherine Hoover Voorsanger, John K. Howat Art and the Empire City: New York, 1825–1861. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sept. 19, 2000 to Jan. 7, 2001. New York and New Haven, 2000, cat. no. 102, fig. no. 102, p. 441, ill.

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