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City Hall, Boston, Mass.

GC002.02.012 (RS129545)

Description

This slightly sepia-toned lithograph shows very good architectural detail of City Hall with an impressionistic view of landscaping and Niles building next to City Hall in shadows. There are groupings of people in front and the legend gives the dates of building construction and names of the building committees and mayors during the period. Gridley J. F. Bryant & Arthur Gilman Architects.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
ca. 1865
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
May 2, 1923
Physical Description
1 lithograph
Dimensions
26x 33.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR12OVR
Credit Line
Gift of the Bostonian Society, 1923.
GUSN
198865
Reference Code
GC002.02.012

Record details

Originator
Bryant, Gridley James Fox, 1816-1899 (Architect)
Fehmer, Carl, 1838 (Artist)
Gilman, Arthur Delevan, 1821-1882 (Architect)
J. T. Powers & Co. Lith. (Lithographer)
Descriptive Terms
city halls
committees
construction (assembling)
mayors
public buildings
Material Type
lithographs
prints (visual works)
Subjects
School Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Old City Hall (Boston, Mass.)
Notes
Artist was an architect of Colburn & Fehmer, see Boston Directories p. 104 & 165.
Location Note
Vertical file 4: OVR 11-20
Publications Referencing This Collection
Groce, George C., Wallace, David H.. The New-York Historical Society's dictionary of artists in America, 1564-1860 / by George C. Groce and David H. Wallace.. // Page. 514.
Withey, Henry F., Withey, Elsie Rathburn. Biographical dictionary of American architects (deceased) by Henry F. Withey & Elsie Rathburn Withey..
Physical Access Restrictions
fair - dirty & several tears in margin, one corner of margin missing

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