|Artist||Sargent, Edward Alfred|
|Title||Design for Cottage at Clifton S.I. for the Misses Ripley|
Watercolor painting on paper, mounted on cardboard. Front view of a large house with trees in the background and two figures in the foreground. Handwritten inscription in pencil at the top and bottom: "Design for Cottage at Clifton S. I. / for the Misses Ripley / Sketch from S. E. corner / E.A. Sargent / Architect / 18 Broadway". Painting is 10.625 inches high x 12.875 inches wide.
(Keywords: New York)
|Acquisition||Gift of Marjorie Johnson|
|Ownership and History||
The house seen in this sketch was constructed in 1896 on the waterfront in Clifton, Staten Island. The architect, Edward Alfred Sargent (1842-1914), designed hundreds of Staten Island residences, many of which still survive in the St. George historic district. Sargent also designed numerous public and commercial buildings, including four public schools.
The "Misses Ripley" referenced in the inscription were most likely sisters Susan and Anna T. Ripley. Susan (ca. 1862-1940) was a friend of photographer Alice Austen, and appears in several Austen photographs.
Ripley, Susan S.
Sargent, Edward Alfred
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