Graphite on brown gray paper removed from a sketchbook
Overall: 5 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. ( 14.3 x 25.7 cm )
Various color and measurment annotations
The dam was erected between 1837 and 1842 on the Croton River in Westchester County as part of a new water system designed to provide New York City with water. The identity of Havell as the artist is cited from a mat formerly with the sketch. Another mid-nineteenth-century study of the old Croton Dam by Jervis McEntee (1828-91) is also in the Society's collection.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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