Catskill, New York

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Black and brown ink and graphite on tracing paper mounted on paper
Overall: 3 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. ( 9.5 x 15.9 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
inscriptions: lower right: A.P. Fecit;lower left.B.T. sc.; title, lower center: 1797/Sketch of the Town of Kaats-kill, Hudson's River
Signed and inscribed at lower right outside image in black ink: "A. P. Fecit."; at lower left outside image: "B.T. sc."; at lower center outside image: "1797."; below at center: "SKETCH of the TOWN of KAATS-KILL, HUDSON'S RIVER".
Gallery Label: 
This tracing was taken from an engraving by Benjamin Tanner (1775-1848) which was published as a frontispiece in The New York Times Magazine, or Literary Repository, September 1797. The descriptive text which accompanies the plate in the Magazine states that "The plate annexed represents a view of Kaat's Kill, in the state of New-York...The mountains in this is said, furnish many thing for the gratification of the curious."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group