The "Half Moon"
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on heavy board
Overall: 24 1/4 x 28 in. ( 61.6 x 71.1 cm ) mat: 51 x 42 3/4 in. ( 129.5 x 108.6 cm )
Inscribed and signed at lower right in black gouache: "COPYRIGHT 1909 BY / H.A. Ogden"
This watercolor shows the 1909 replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon of 1609, the ship in which he discovered the Hudson River. In the background are New York City skyscrapers including the Singer Building at the right. This was drawn by Ogden at the time of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration in 1909.
Gift of the Estate of Harry A. Ogden
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