Ruined Brewery on Girard Avenue

Description (Brief)
Were it not identified as a brewery on Girard Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the building in this unsigned 1879 watercolor and pencil study could easily be mistaken for one of Stephen Ferris’s Moorish subjects from his trip to southern Spain in 1881. There are two more watercolor studies of the brewery; see: GA*14546 and GA*14547.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
watercolor
Object Type
Watercolor
date made
1879
original artist
Ferris, Stephen James
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
watercolor (image material)
graphite (image material)
Measurements
sheet: 24 cm x 34 cm; 9 7/16 in x 13 3/8 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
GA*14540
catalog number
14540
accession number
94830
subject
Art
Communications
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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