Alexander J. Davis (American, 18031892)
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper; 20 15/16 x 27 7/8 in. (53 x 70.8 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924 (24.66.67)
Davis' greatest Italianate villa, Grace Hill, is now the headquarters of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The original stucco has been removed from the house, and many of the interior details, including the elaborately painted ceiling murals, have been lost. Davis also designed a coach house, greenhouse, and chicken house for the property, none of which is extant.