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Fort Fish from Nutter's Battery, New York City

Object Number: 
1889.15
Date: 
1814
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite with touches of gouache and scratching out on paper laid on heavier paper (together with 1889.14)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 23 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 59.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower center, ink: "Fort Fish from Nutter's Battery"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed below image in brown ink: "Fort Fish from Nutters Battery"; verso of heavier paper inscribed vertically at lower left in brown ink: "No. 8."
Gallery Label: 
In 1814, in order to provide protection for the city of New York against a British invasion by way of the Long Island Sound, fortifications were erected at Hallett's Point on the Long Island shore, on Mill Rock in the East River, and a series of entrenchments, blockhouses and barrier gates were constructed across upper Manhattan Island. Nutter's Battery apparently derived its name from Valentine Nutter, whose house stood nearby.
Credit Line: 
Deposited by the Common Council of the City of New York
Provenance: 
The City of New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group