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Bowling Green, New York City

Object Name: Cityscape
Date: 1868
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 33 × 48 1/4 in. (83.8 × 122.6 cm)
Description: Panoramic scene of Bowling Green from a street in front showing the buildings on either side of the circular green; horse-drawn carriages including the 'Broadway South Ferry' and pedestrians around its perimeter; the green itself bordered by an iron fence; willow trees and a fountain within.
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Object Number: 1910.8
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Marks: Signature and date: lower left: "D SEPT 1868" Inscription: Verso: "BOWLING GREEN. A SKETCH / DAVID JOHNSON 1868"


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