|Artist||Kost, Frederick W.|
|Date||September 28, 1881|
|Title||The village of Richmond, S.I.|
Pencil drawing on greenish-brown paper with highlights colored white. The scene is identified at lower right as: "The village of Richmond / S I / Sept. 28th 81" and it is signed at lower left: "F.W. Kost". The view shows a landscape with buildings, including St. Andrew's Church with its round window near the center of the composition, its steeple partially obscured by trees. A second drawing (catalog number X93.1953.A) appears on the other side of the paper (and an area of white highlight from that drawing is visible through the paper). The paper measures 8.75 high x 12 inches wide.
(Keywords: New York, HRT)
|Ownership and History||
Artist Frederick W. Kost was well acquainted with the village of Richmond, Staten Island, having moved there as a child when his father became proprietor of the establishment called Richmond County Hall. This view appears to have been made from a position northeast of the intersection of Richmond Road and Arthur Kill Road. Portions of the scene are now within Historic Richmond Town.
See the book ”Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1679-1900” by Barnett Shepherd (page 174) for more information.
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