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1940

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1953

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Drawing, Commercial Building: Nos. 189-191 Broadway, New York, NY, April 4, 1940

This is a Drawing. It was architect: Christian Francis Rosborg. It is dated April 4, 1940 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is graphite, pen and ink, brush and watercolor, gold, silver tempera on wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled From Neoclassical to Art Moderne.

This object was donated by Estate of Christian Francis Rosborg. It is credited Gift of the Estate of Christian Francis Rosborg.

Its dimensions are

35 x 31.2 cm (13 3/4 x 12 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower margin: Commercial Building – Nos. 189-191 Broadway, N. Y. C. / Oceanic Investing Corporation, owner. C.F. ROSBORG, ARCHT.-No 141 EAST 40TH STREET – NEW YORK CITY

Cite this object as

Drawing, Commercial Building: Nos. 189-191 Broadway, New York, NY, April 4, 1940; Architect: Christian Francis Rosborg (1881 – 1953); USA; graphite, pen and ink, brush and watercolor, gold, silver tempera on wove paper; 35 x 31.2 cm (13 3/4 x 12 5/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of Christian Francis Rosborg; 1953-26-16

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