|Description: We offer an original architectural drawing of a neoclassical building signed by architect David Demarest Cassidy Jr. The pen & ink and watercolor rendering depicts a quintessential bank or library building built in the late 19th century with authoritative symmetry. The image is 10” x 15” and housed in an oak frame with outside dimensions 16” x 21 ½”. It is signed at the lower right "D. D. Cassidy, Jr. Archt." Item #FA00210.
David Demarest Cassidy Jr. was born in Amsterdam, New York in 1871 to a prominent family, the son of David Cassidy and Catherine Margaret. He studied at the Phillips Academy, Union College, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1896, Cassidy and two dozen other MIT students toured England and France on bicycle, studying the architectural landscape along the way. Upon his return to the States he found employment at many prominent firms in New York City, including: Cyrus L. W. Eidlitz, Lord, Hewlett and Hull and E. G. W. Deitrich. Cassidy wasted little time working for others however, by 1898 he left the city and set up his own firm in Amsterdam, New York.
Condition: The drawing is in very good condition, with crisp lines and good color.