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Landscape with Seeley's Cottage, Inwood, New York City
Date: 1870-1889
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Medium: Charcoal and crayon with eraser on paper, laid on paper, sandwiched between boards
Dimensions: Overall: 21 1/4 x 35 1/2 in. ( 54 x 90.2 cm ) mat: 29 3/8 x 41 3/8 in. ( 74.6 x 105.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Though the view is cited as of City Island in the Bronx, the title is misleading. The building depicted is the old Abraham Seeley Cottage nea the Cold Spring in what is now Inwood Hill Park at the extreme northern end of Manhattan Island. The location was the south shore of the Harlem River. Inwood Hill appears in the background.
Object Number: 1937.1777
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Marks: signature: lower left: "R. Schelling" inscription: on mount: "City Island"
Inscribed: Signed at lower left in pink gouache over graphite: "R. SCHELLING"; ettiquette on mount inscribed: "City Island."