View of the City and Harbor of New York Taken from Mount Pitt, New York City
Watercolor, graphite, and black ink on paper
mat: 16 x 22 in. ( 40.6 x 55.9 cm ) Overall: 10 1/4 x 20 3/8 in. ( 26 x 51.8 cm )
inscription: lower center: "View of the City and Harbour of New York/taken from Mount Pitt/the Seat of John R. Livingston, Esqre/Late the Seatte of Judge Thomas Jones. Confiscated by Act of Legis'tre May 12: 1784"
Inscribed below image in black ink: "View of the City and Harbour of New York. / Taken from Mount Pitt. / The Seat of John R. Livingston Esqre / Late the estate of Judge Thomas Jones. Confiscated by Act of Legis'ture May 12th., 1784."
This is a late nineteenth-century copy of the Saint-Memin view owned by the Society; for the details see Charles Bathazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Memin (q.v.).
Gift of Lucius Wilmerding
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.