Tontine Coffee House, New York City


Francis Guy, one of the first artists in America to specialize in landscapes, depicted the financial crossroads of eighteenth-century New York. The Tontine Coffee House was built at the intersection of Wall and Water Streets in 1792-1793 and quickly became an important meeting place for merchants and traders to bargain for cargo from ships arriving at the East River wharves visible in the background.

Object Information

Date Created:

ca. 1797

Local ID:



N-YHS Museum, Paintings


43 × 65 × 2 in. (109.2 × 165.1 × 5.1 cm)


Francis Guy


Oil on linen


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