City Hall, Boston, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1865

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 11-20

GUSN

GUSN-198865

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

public buildings
mayors
committees
construction (assembling)
city halls
prints (visual works)
lithographs

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR12OVR

Physical Description

1 lithograph

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

May 2, 1923

Reference Code

GC002.02.012

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

26 x 33.5 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Bostonian Society, 1923.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Fehmer, Carl, 1838 (Artist)
J. T. Powers & Co. Lith. (Lithographer)
Bryant, Gridley James Fox, 1816-1899 (Architect)
Gilman, Arthur Delevan, 1821-1882 (Architect)

Material Type

prints (visual works)
lithographs

Subjects

School Street (Boston, Mass.)

Accruals Note

Artist was an architect of Colburn & Fehmer, see Boston Directories p. 104 & 165.

Restrictions

fair - dirty & several tears in margin, one corner of margin missing

Publications Referencing This Collection

Withey, Henry F., Withey, Elsie Rathburn. Biographical dictionary of American architects (deceased) by Henry F. Withey & Elsie Rathburn Withey..
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.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 11-20