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East River Between Baretto's and Oak Points, Bronx, New York City

Object Number: 
X.364
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Black ink with touches of white gouache on beige illustration board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 x 22 1/2 in. ( 38.1 x 57.2 cm )
Marks: 
signed: lower right: "Hughson Hawley"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right inside image in black ink: "Hughson Hawley."; inscribed along lower border outside image: "Baretto's Point. Leggett's Point. Riker's Island. Oak Point."
Gallery Label: 
This view was published in Harpers Weekly and identified as The Proposed Site at Oak and Barretto Points on the Sound for the International Exposition of 1892. The artist may have taken the view from the Whitelock (Casanova) Mansion ("Whitelock's Folly") near Oak Point, which is seen at the right with the name painted on the roof of a building. Oak Point was a well-known pleasure resort until 1905 when it was turned into a freight yard.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group