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Front elevation and detail drawing of an unidentified building, designed by Asher Benjamin, location unknown, ca. 1800

AR001.UNK.009 (RS2280)

Description

Attributed to Asher Benjmain, this architectural drawing shows the front elevation and profile detail drawing of a Federal-style house. The drawing was found in a scrapbook on a page with unrelated newspaper clippings. The detail drawing is of the cornice.

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Details

Collection Name
General architectural and cartographic collection
Collection Code
AR001
Dates
ca. 1800
Date Notes
Undated.
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1995
Physical Description
1 exterior elevation and detail drawing on 1 sheet : black ink with ink washes on wove paper ; 6 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches
Dimensions
6 7/8x 5 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000300
AccessID: 531
Other identifier: HNEDID-000300
GUSN
174877
Reference Code
AR001.UNK.009

Record details

Variant Title
Unidentified building, c. 1800
Originator
Attributed to Benjamin, Asher, 1773-1845 (Architect)
Descriptive Terms
balustrades
black (color)
cornices
cupolas
fanlights
façades
front (positional attribute)
ink
ink washes
pediments
wove paper
Material Type
architectural drawings (visual works)
detail drawings (drawings)
exterior elevations
Notes
Included in the Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England exhibition.

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