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Old Court House


A watercolor on paper painting of a courthouse.  The view looks to be from underneath a tree, which is visible on the top and right sides of the painting, looking at the front of the building.  Vines look to have grown up the sides of the two left columns at the front of the building and are creeping up the sides of the building as well.  A person is sitting on a bench between the columns on the right side.

Charles Broughton (1864-1945) was born in Montreal but moved to Staten Island when he went to work in New York City for Life Magazine as an illustrator.  Broughton also drew many wild flowers, and he also edited the Chess Column for the "Staten Islander" for many years.  He lived most of his life on Staten Island, and moved to Los Angeles in his later years.

Artist: Charles Broughton (1864 - 1945)

Title: Old Court House

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Dates: c. 1890 - 1910

Dimensions: 14 in. x 10 in.

Signature/Inscription: Broughton; Front - Lower right

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1924.2070

Credit: Gift of the Artist

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