Alexander J. Davis (American, 1803–1892)
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper
25 5/16 x 30 in. (64.1 x 76.2 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924 (24.66.10)
Davis' most successful castellated villa was built for dry-goods merchant John J. Herrick. The design was dominated by an enormous three-story circular tower facing west over the Hudson River. The tower housed an extraordinary circular parlor that had an intricately vaulted ceiling springing from a massive central cluster of delicate Gothic columns. Ericstan was demolished in 1944.