Burnham's Hotel

  • Unidentified, Burnham's Hotel, ca. 1845, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.144

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Burnham’s Hotel was built in the early nineteenth century near New York City. Hotels like this were popular with wealthy families, who enjoyed the open space a short distance away from the city. A book from the 1890s describes life in one of these luxurious hotels: “On each fine summer afternoon the spacious grounds were filled with ladies and children, who sauntered at their leisure, having no fear of annoyance and confident of perfect immunity from affront.” (Abram C.

Title
Burnham's Hotel
Artist
Date
ca. 1845
On View
Dimensions
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – commercial – hotel
  • Landscape – road
  • Architecture – vehicle – carriage
  • Figure group
Object Number
1986.65.144
Palette
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