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

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

ca. 1800

GUSN

GUSN-174877

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

front (positional attribute)
façades
pediments
fanlights
cupolas
balustrades
cornices
ink
ink washes
wove paper
black (color)
exterior elevations
detail drawings (drawings)
architectural drawings (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000300
AccessID 531
Other identifier HNEDID-000300

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

Collection Code

AR001

Collection Name

General architectural and cartographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1995

Reference Code

AR001.UNK.009

Acquisition Type

Gift

Date Notes

Undated.

Record Details

Originator

Attributed to Benjamin, Asher, 1773-1845 (Architect)

Material Type

exterior elevations
detail drawings (drawings)
architectural drawings (visual works)

Accruals Note

Included in the Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England exhibition.

Variant Title

Unidentified building, c. 1800

Description Level

Item