John C. Totten. Cold Spring. L.I.

John C. Totten. Cold Spring. L.I., Preservation Long Island, 2013.6_cropped.jpg
John C. Totten. Cold Spring. L.I., Preservation Long Island, 2013.6.jpg

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Title

John C. Totten. Cold Spring. L.I.

Subject

Livery; Carriages; Long Island Express; Business; Grisaille; Totten, John C.

Description

Watercolor and gouache on green-blue tinted paper depicting the livery and office of John C. Totten. Totten was an express agent at Cold Spring and offered conveyance for passengers and packages throughout the surrounding area. Five passengers board a coach pulled by two white horses labeled "Cold Spring" to the left of foreground; man, woman, and child stand next to the white horses near the center of the foreground; two-horse cart with driver stands to far right with a piled load of luggage, cart is marked "J.C. Totten Cold Spring Express". Additional carriage stands further back in the midground, pulled by two horses and waiting for passengers. Carriage house in background to the left housing four additional vehicles with signage reading "Horses & Carriages on Livery"; adjoined to larger building labeled "J.C. Totten" at the top, door marked "Office" on left side, sliding barn doors to right with signage reading "Long Island Express"; treeline is just visible beyond building, sky above painted with several white clouds and minimal pigment. Artwork bordered with thin white line and titled at bottom, "John C. Totten. Cold Spring. L.I."

Creator

Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist]

Source

Edward Lange (1846-1912). John C. Totten. Cold Spring. L.I., 1881. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 17.625 x 24.125 in. (unframed); 18.75 x 28.3125 in. (framed). Preservation Long Island purchase, 2013.6

Date

1881

Format

17.625 x 24.125 in. (unframed); 18.75 x 28.3125 in. (framed)

Type

Painting

Identifier

Signed lower right corner, "Edw. Lange. Artist. Elwood. Suff. Co. N.Y. 1881"

Medium

Watercolor and gouache on paper

Spatial Coverage

New York; Suffolk County; Town of Huntington; Cold Spring Harbor

Rights Holder

Preservation Long Island purchase, 2013.6

Citation

Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist], “John C. Totten. Cold Spring. L.I.,” The Art of Edward Lange , accessed June 19, 2024, https://edwardlange.omeka.net/items/show/16.

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