Landscape with Covered Bridge Across the Sacandaga River, Hadley, New York

Object Number: 
c. 1820-25
Watercolor, selective glazing, scratching out, gouache, and graphite on paper
Overall: 19 x 27 in. ( 48.3 x 68.6 cm ) mat: 28 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. ( 72.4 x 92.7 cm )
inscriptions: not signed
Gallery Label: 
This watercolor may have been intended for the Hudson River Portfolio, but it was not included in the published work. The bridge depicted was built by Obadia Wilcox in 1813. Two sketches of the bridge by Thomas Cole, one taken from approximately the same spot as the Wall watercolor, are in a Cole sketchbook of 1836 owned by the Detroit Art Institute. Cole labeled his drawing "Luzerne Bridge near the confluence of the Hudson and Sacandaga."
Credit Line: 
Watson Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group