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Grace Hill for Edwin C. Litchfield, Brooklyn, New York (front elevation)

Artist:
Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)
Date:
1854
Medium:
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 15/16 x 27 7/8 in. (53.2 x 70.8 cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.66.67
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; Joseph Beale Davis; Vendor: Joseph Beale Davis
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.

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