Ansel Cook

Ansel Cook
-1915?
Vaudeville - Palace Drop
1900
Pen and black ink, watercolor, heightened with white, over preliminary sketch in graphite, on paper.
11 15/16 x 17 7/8 inches (304 x 454 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1982.
1982.75:187
Inscription: 

Inscribed in pen and black ink at lower right corner, "No 656 / Book DWP"; in pencil "1" and the number 4 in a circle; in pen and black ink, "25 00" ["00" in superscript]; on verso, stamped in blue ink, at center, "THE NEW YORK STUDIOS / 1004 TIMES B'LDG, - NEW YORK"; in pencil, along top edge, "Palace Drop Ansel Cook, Scollay Squ. Theater / (illegible) / Died aft 1915"; in black ink, at upper right, "SIEGLER", and the number 4 inscribed in a circle; in pencil, at center right, "1900" and the number 36 in a circle.

Provenance: 
Studio Alliance; Donald M. Oenslager.
Notes: 

This drawing is a perspective drop of a palace executed for the Scollay Square Theatre in Boston in 1900.

Associated names: 

Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975, former owner.

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