Hudson River Bridge near Waterford, New York
Watercolor, gouache, selective glazing, graphite, and scratching out on paper laid on card
Overall: 9 11/16 x 13 1/2 in. ( 24.6 x 34.3 cm )
signed and dated: lower left: "Drawn by J.W. Hill, N. York, 1832"
Signed and inscribed at lower left in brown watercolor: "Drawn by J.W. Hill. N.York 1832."
This view was taken from the west bank of the Hudson, looking southeast towards Troy and Rensselaer County. Here the descending rapids of the river begin to join the tidal waters of the Hudson at Troy. In the center distance is the Union Bridge which spanned the swift current between Waterford and Lansingburgh, erected in 1804 and destroyed in 1909. This view was intended for a projected series of engravings by John Hill (q.v.) taken from originals by John William Hill.
Gift of Mr. Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
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