Description A black and white drawing of a Baltimore chapel, this image includes a tree to the right and a tiny woman and child walking up the church steps. Alexandre Vattemare (1796-1864), the French bibliophile and collector, visited Baltimore in 1840 and presumably received this adn the following drawing from Long at that time. In another hand is written: "No. 513 of Catalogue by Robt. Cary Long - not by Latrobe."
- Architecture of Baltimore. Peale Museum, Baltimore. 1953.
Provenance Alexandre Vattemare, Philadelphia, probably 1840 [mode of acquisition unknown]; William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inhertiance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Description] clockwise around the image in ink: The façade designed and built in by Max..an Godefroy. Arch't/ Alexandre Vattemare Esq. from Robt. Cary Long. The spire designed and built in 1840 by Robt. Cary Long, Archt/ Chapel of St. Mary + St. Joseph/ St. Mary's Seminary/ Baltimore; [Number] in pencil, upper right: N/ 287
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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