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Print Tontine Coffee House

Print Tontine Coffee House

Item # 33569
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Francis Guy (1760-1820), one of the first artists in America to specialize in landscapes, set this painting at the financial crossroads of eighteenth century New York. The Tontine Coffee House was built at the intersection of Wall and Water Streets in 1792-1793, and quickly became an important meeting place for merchants and traders to bargain for cargo from ships arriving at the East River wharves visible in the background. The stock exchange occupied a room on the second floor. Ship captains came to register cargo, including coffee, tea, sugar, and molasses, material goods like furniture and textiles. The human cargo of enslaved men, women, and children was herded outside its front doors. Printed on archival paper 11 x 14 inches

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