Sunrise. Flatbush and the Ocean from the Green-Wood Cemetery, L. I., [Brooklyn], New York

Object Number: 
1947.553
Date: 
1830s-40s
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, selective glazing, and scratching-out on paper laid on buff card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 7/16 x 13 5/8 in. (21.4 x 34.6 cm)
Marks: 
signed: lower right: "G. Harvey" inscription: above picture: "Sun Rise" inscription: below picture: "Flatbush and the Ocean from the Greenswood Cemetery, L.I."
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "G. HARVEY"; card inscribed above in brown watercolor: "SUN RISE."; below: "FLATBUSH and the OCEAN from the GREEN WOOD CEMETERY L.I."
Description: 
Landscape
Gallery Label: 
This watercolor is one of Harvey's different epochs of the day, ca. 1830s-40s. A clue to its date of execution is suggested by the fact that the first interment in Greenwood Cemetery was in 1840. The cemetery and Flatbush are now both in the borough of Brooklyn, with the cemetery of 478 acres occupying the highest elevation. Harvey's view was taken from Ocean Hill in the cemetery and looks toward the Atlantic Ocean.
Bibliography: 
Olson, Roberta J. M. "George Harvey's Anglo-American atmospheric landscapes." The Magazine Antiques 174 (2008): 112-121.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles E. Dunlap
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group