N.Y. From Bedloe's Island
Oil on canvas
Overall: 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. ( 62.2 x 74.9 cm )
signed and dated: in lower left corner: (illegible after cleaning) inscription taken from prerestoration photograph supplied by Old Print Shop: "E.C. Coates 1853"
Marine painting with a view of New York from the upper harbor; on the left is Fort Wood of Bedloe's Island (which is now Liberty Island), with an American flag flying above it; on the right is Governor's Island and Castle Williams; frigate in the center; other sailing vessels in background;clouds in the sky.
This painting was lent to the exhibition by John Disturnell (1801-1877) together with an engraving of the scene (no.57) by James Smillie (1807-1885).
Purchase, The Watson Fund
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