View of Skenesborough, New York
Black ink over graphite on paper, laid on canvas
Overall: 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. ( 23.5 x 28.6 cm ) mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. ( 48.9 x 36.2 cm )
inscription: upper right: "View at Skeensborough [sic]" inscription: upper right: "Skeensborough/drawn by Archibald Robertson/my father, A.J. Robertson, 19 W. 35th St."
Inscribed at upper right in black ink: "View at Skeensborough / Skeensborough"; below in brown ink: "drawn by Archibald Robertson / my father A J Robertson 15 W 35th St"
In 1759 this area at the extreme southern end of Lake Champlain in upper New York took the name of Skenesborough (now Whitehall) in honor of Major Philip Skene, a British army officer who settled here with about thirty families and obtained patents to some 37,000 acres. Along with his son, Skene acted as guide for Borgoyne's army in 1777, and he lost everything as a result of his support of the British ccown.
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