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Steam Battery "Fulton"

Object Number: 
1864.13
Date: 
1864
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite with scratching out on paper laid on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/8 x 23 5/8 in. ( 41 x 60 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed and dated, lowere right: R. V. D. W. delineavit, 1864. Bottom, center: Steam Battery / Fulton / Built for the U.S.A.D. 1815. See Colden's Life of Fulton. Lower right: To the New-York Historical Society this is respectfully / dedica
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed below image at right in brown ink: "RVDW delineavit. 1864"; at center in black ink as a title: "Steam Battery / Fulton"; at left below image: "Built for the US AD 1815."; continued at right: "See Colden's Life of Fulton."; at right below preceding in brown ink: "To the New York Historical Society this is respectfully / dedicated by their Corresponding member / Albany May 1864. Rich.d Varick De Witt"
Description: 
Marine
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard V. De Witt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group