Album Page, Clock Tower of Church of Sainte-Catherine, Honfleur, July 1, 1889
This is a Album page. It was created by Whitney Warren Jr.. It is dated July 1, 1889 and we acquired it in 1943. Its medium is brush and watercolor, graphite on textured off-white wove paper tipped into binding with fabric. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This object was
Mrs. William Greenough.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. William Greenough.
Its dimensions are
31.7 x 25 cm (12 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.), irregular
It has the following markings
Verso, stamped in brown ink, lower center: printed in rectangular shield with canted corners: COOPER UNION / MUSEUM / NEW YORK.
It is signed
Recto, in graphite, to right of drawing: Whitney Warren (a flourish from the -n of the artist's last name is carried underneath the signature).
It is inscribed
Recto, in graphite, upper right: The Cock - / 18; at left edge of drawing: Note / (The buttress not heavy enough) / should be 0.60 / The construction is very complicated / so much so that I could not / follow it at all below the first, / ie, the lowest, bell - It seemed / to one to be unnecessarily heavy / but I imagine that the effect / was given by the disorder / and accumulation of dirt - / Wood in good condition; Slope = 10 degrees-; inscribed below plan view: (side view) / Plan of basement - made from measurements taken from / the outside - I did not enter the basement, unfortunately - but / I think likely that the foundations of the tower are some- / thing like the above - The basement seemed to be / divided into a number of small store rooms - / "Le Sonneur" lived in the first and only story - He / seemed to have very little room, almost the entire / house being used as a store room - very dirty / and in great disorder - ; Les Echelles, 0.01 = 1M at le mortie; Honfleur / 1 July 1889 / Whitney Warren; inscribed around the plan view, clockwise from top left: restaurant / depot / M 0.60 / stairs to ... rooms / (front) / 4.00 / M 0.60.
Cite this object as
Album Page, Clock Tower of Church of Sainte-Catherine, Honfleur, July 1, 1889; Whitney Warren Jr. (American, 1864–1943); France; brush and watercolor, graphite on textured off-white wove paper tipped into binding with fabric; 31.7 x 25 cm (12 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.), irregular; Gift of Mrs. William Greenough; 1943-51-33