Watercolor, black ink, charcoal, and graphite with scratching out on paper mounted on canvas
Overall: 27 x 26 1/4 in. ( 68.6 x 66.7 cm )
Signed: at lower right: "Richd Varick DeWitt, Delineator"
Inscribed above image in black ink and wash: "CLERMONT."; below image in brown ink: "This Painting is a correct representation of the first Steamboat that successfully demonstrated the practicability of using Steam / to propel vessels for commercial and travelling purposes.
For its history see Colden's life of Fulton, and Munsell's Annals of / Albany Vol 6. The
Vignette is the Clermont as she was used for a packet-boat in the year 1807, drawn from
personal reccollection / and from descrip
Gift of Richard V. De Witt
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