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Platter: New York, Hudson River (View from Governor's Island)

Object Number: 
1961.237
Date: 
1829-1836
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 22 x 17 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 55.9 x 44.4 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on underside of platter: "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" around crown typed: on jelly label (1) on underside of platter: " 'New York. Hudson River'. See Barber, 1st, Edition, No. 77. Sometimes called..." typed: on jelly label (2) on undersid
Description: 
Molded earthenware platter with scalloped edges and light blue transfer print; border of flowers, scrollwork and birds; central image of river scene with fort at right, ships sailing, and buildings of Manhattan in the distance. (Larsen, 3rd ed. no. 157)
Gallery Label: 
This platter is part of a series produced between 1829 and 1836 entitled "Picturesque Views." The series was based on William Guy Wall's illustrations for "Husdson River Portfolio." This platter, based on plate 20 of the Portfolio, features the semicircular fort of Castle Williams on Governor's Island, with the busy shipping port of Manhattan in the distance. The light blue color identifies this plate as coming from a later period when potters began using a more economical method of transfer printing.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Provenance: 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group