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Oval Vignette with a View of the Hudson River from West Point, New York

Object Number: 
1975.36
Date: 
c. 1853
Medium: 
Black ink and wash and graphite with scratching out on heavy paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 9 7/8 in. (18.4 x 25.1 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower left of image in brown ink: "W.T. RICHARDS."; inscribed at lower left of sheet: "From / West Point"
Gallery Label: 
During the 1850s Richards went on sketching trips up the Hudson and into the Catskills and Adirondacks in 1853, 1855, 1857, and 1859. His sketching itinerary in the summer of 1853 included West Point, Catskill, Cauterskill (Kaaterskill) Falls, and Catskill Mountain Clove.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Chemung County Historical Society
Provenance: 
Chemung County Historical Society, Elmira, New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group