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Interior of George Hayward's Porter House, New York City

Object Name: Genre
Date: 1863
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 36 x 47 in. ( 91.4 x 119.4 cm )
Description: Interior view of the Porter House, seen from one end of the main hall; the room occupied with gentlemen standing and sitting in groups, some reading newspapers. The upper half of the walls hung with landscapes and portraits in gilt frames against dark green walls under decorative plaster archies and cornices; the walls below hung with large framed mirrors; at the left a group of men stand in front of a long bar behind which a bartender pours beer; two of the men are dressed in military uniforms, one in tartans; at the far end fo the bar a young girl solicits alms with a tambourine; in the right foreground a group seated about a table listens to a bearded man talk; one of the men is dressed in a Zouave military uniform.
Credit Line: Purchase, Watson Fund
Object Number: 1961.44
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Marks: Signature and date: inscribed @ lower right: E. D. Hawthorn/1863

Exhibitions:

Equitable Exhibition, April 13 - June 18, 1994.
THE EDITH C. BLUM ART INSTITUTE, Bard College Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, "ART what thou EAT", 9/16/90-12/2/90.
Katonah Museum, 9/95 - 12/95.

"Petropolis: A Social History of Urban People and their Animal Companions," New-York Historical Society, July 15-November 2, 2003.

"From Colony to Nation: 200 Years of American Painting at the New-York Historical Society," New-York Historical Society, June 7 - September 8, 2013