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.
N-YHS Museum, Paintings
43 × 65 × 2 in. (109.2 × 165.1 × 5.1 cm)
Oil on linen
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