Carl's Mill, Tarrytown, New York

Object Number: 
1951.417
Date: 
1851
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, selective glazing, and graphite on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/4 x 20 in. ( 36.2 x 50.8 cm ) mat: 22 x 28 in. ( 55.9 x 71.1 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "W. R. Miller/ 1851" inscription: lower left: "Carl's Mill, Sleepy Hollow/W. R. Miller, N.Y."
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at the lower right in red watercolor: "W.R. Miller. / .1851."; inscribed at lower left in black ink: "Carl's Mill Sleepy Hollow / W.R. Miller. NY."
Description: 
Landscape
Gallery Label: 
This little mill on the Pocantico River was one of the ancient landmarks of the Sleepy Hollow country of Westchester County immortalized by Washington Irving (1783-1859). A re-rendering by Miller of this picture (oil on academy board, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), signed and dated 1883, was in the collection of the Old Print Shop, New York City, in 1958. The Society also has in its collection a watercolor of the dam at Carl's Mill taken by William Henry Wallace (q.v.) in 1893 after the mill vanished.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group