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1921

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1964

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Print, Proposed Convocation Tower, Madison Square (Northeast Corner of Madison Avenue and East 26th Streeet)

This is a Print. It was delineator: Hugh Ferriss. It is dated 1921 and we acquired it in 1964. Its medium is photostat mounted on illustration board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Hugh Ferriss. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Hugh Ferriss.

  • Textile, Big City
  • cotton.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 2007-5-2

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Its dimensions are

63.8 x 37.1cm (25 1/8 x 14 5/8in.) Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.)

It is signed

In graphite lower right Hugh Ferris - Del.

It is inscribed

Verso: In graphite upper right by the artist: Hugh Ferriss / 101 Park Av / (Vanderbilt - 3680); in black crayon upper center: Hugh Ferriss / 210 W. 57 (crossed out in graphite0; in black crayon at center: B.G. Goodhue / 2 W. 47 BO (?) (crossed out in graphite); in graphite in another hand right center: 5ft Hugh / see me

Cite this object as

Print, Proposed Convocation Tower, Madison Square (Northeast Corner of Madison Avenue and East 26th Streeet); Delineator: Hugh Ferriss (American, 1889–1962); USA; photostat mounted on illustration board; 63.8 x 37.1cm (25 1/8 x 14 5/8in.) Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.); Gift of Mrs. Hugh Ferriss; 1964-5-13

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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