Thursday, March 5, 2009
1958 - The second in an occasional series about walls
Painted in 1958 by American artist William Hankinson in what the owner, Earl Blackwell, describes as a Venetian style. Mr. Blackwell, born in Atlanta, said that in his estimation fewer than three ballrooms were extant in New York and his was one of them. He was not sure how wide the room was but he knew it to be fifty feet long and twenty seven feet high.