The Falls of Niagara from the Upper Balcony of Brown’s Hotel, Ontario, Canada

Object Number: 
1952.285
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor and brown ink on ivory paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 3/4 x 39 1/4 in. (37.5 x 99.7 cm)
Marks: 
Inscribed and signed at lower center outside image in brown ink: The Falls of Niagara from the upper Balcony of Brown's Hotel R.G. 27th September 1821 / This representation should, according to Rule, be divided into two Pictures as it comprises full 120 D
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower center outside image in brown ink: The Falls of Niagara from the upper Balcony of Brown's Hotel R.G. 27th September 1821 / This representation should, according to Rule, be divided into two Pictures as it comprises full 120 Degrees of the Circle; but I have left them undivided to shew the immense body of water which precipitates itself over the Fall.; at lower left outside image: Yards / Breadth by edge of Falls 1200 / Ditto straight line 960 / Breadth … the Islands 1950; at lower right outside image: Feet Inches / Perpendicular height of horse shoe Fall 156 " 6 / Do of American Fall (opposite) 162 " 6 / Perpendicular from Rapids to edge of Fall 57 " / From foot of Falls to Queens town 7 Miles below 101 "; verso inscribed at center in graphite: by Ralph Gore / Collection of Hon. Lady Curzon Howe / Clifton Castle, Ripon, Yorks.
Description: 
Landscape
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Foster-Jarvis Fund
Provenance: 
Collection of the Hon. Lady Mary Curzon-Howe (daughter of Ann Gore), Clifton Castle, Ripon, Yorkshire, England; Frank T. Sabini Gallery, London, England, 1951; Old Print Shop, New York City, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group