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Drawing, Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY: Design for Façade, 1910

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1910 and we acquired it in 1943. Its medium is pen and black ink, graphite on cream tracing 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 New York Classic.

This object was catalogued by Rudolph Berliner. It is credited Gift of Mrs. William Greenough.

Its dimensions are

25.4 x 32.8 cm (10 x 12 15/16 in. )

It is signed

Lower right in ink, below caption [noted in inscriptions]: Whitney Warren / 1910

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower right below image: "The original sketch for the facade / of the Grand Central Terminal New York" followed by the signature with "f"/ and the date.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY: Design for Façade, 1910; USA; pen and black ink, graphite on cream tracing paper; 25.4 x 32.8 cm (10 x 12 15/16 in. ); Gift of Mrs. William Greenough; 1943-51-13

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