Pennsylvania

Chew House

Chew House

Benjamin Chew (November 19, 1722 – January 20, 1810) was a lawyer, politician and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Province of Pennsylvania..../He built his estate, named Cliveden, at Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1763 and 1767. This house gained fame during the Battle of Germantown, when it was known as the Chew House. It still stands as a historic site, and is open to the public (accessed from Wikipedia on 6/25/09: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Chew).

14-1/2'' x 17-1/4''
graphite drawing

Early Spring, Bucks County, 1929

Early Spring, Bucks County, 1929

Tag on back:  16th Biennial Exhibition. Corcoran Gallery of Art. Contemporary American Oil Paintings 1939

30'' x 32''
oil on canvas

Old Customs Building, 1938

Old Customs Building, 1938

The architect of the Second Bank of the United States was William Strickland (1788-1854), a former student of Benjamin Latrobe (1764-1820), the man who is often called the first professionally-trained American architect. Latrobe and Strickland were both disciples of the Greek Revival style. Strickland would go on to design many other American public buildings in this style, including financial structures such as the New Orleans, Dahlonega, Mechanics National Bank (also in Philadelphia) and Charlotte branch mints in the mid-to-late 1830s, as well as the second building for the main U.S.

13'' x 17''
watercolor