Marsh, Frederick Dana
1912

F.D. Marsh original mosaic design with a 1600s Manhattan view

New Netherlands

DESCRIPTION: Original decorative pencil and watercolor design "New Netherlands" by famed artist Frederick Dana Marsh. Initialed F.D.M. on the recto and stamped on the verso "Fred Dana Marsh | Wykagyl Park | New Rochelle, N.Y."

This sketch ca. 1913 is likely an early conceptual design for one of six terracotta (15 feet wide and 10 feet tall) murals installed during 1912 in the Marine Grill of the McAlpin Hotel in Herald Square, New York City [1]. The murals are now displayed near the William Street entrance of New York's Fulton Street Subway Station [2].

Marsh's McAlpin Hotel mural.
Marsh's McAlpin Hotel 'New Amsterdam' mural.

Frederick Marsh's ink stamp for Wykagyl Park
Marsh's ink stamp on verso.

Seller stated that provenance of the art is from the collection of Fred J. Johnson.

[1] https://tilesinnewyork.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-possible-early-sketch-for-one-of.html
[2] https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-marine-grill-murals-of-the-mcalpin-hotel-new-york-new-york

CREATOR: Marsh, Frederick Dana

PUBLICATION DATE: 1912

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Hudson River, East River

CONDITION: Good.  Margin cut close at bottom. Single horizontal fold.

COLORING: Hand color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 7 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 3

PRICE: $1500

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