Artist's study of detail from Second Street north from Market St. wth. Christ Church. Philadelphia.
@ The Library Company of Philadelphia
DescriptionArtist's study of a street scene showing Second Street north from Market Street with a view of Christ Church. Depicts a man on horseback, his back to the viewer, traveling down the street toward the church. A dog runs past him. To his right, pedestrians, including an African American boy with a basket, stroll near a horse-drawn cart. In the left, men and a boy gather around a man on horseback. Christ Church, a Protestant Episcopal Church, was built between 1727 and 1744 and was founded as part of a provision of the original charter given to Pennsylvania founder William Penn.; Title from plate 15 in the first edition of Birch's "Views of Philadelphia."