View of the East River Shore Near Horn's Hook, New York City, with the Cruger-Chauncey-Livingston Mansion at the Foot of 85th Street
Watercolor, black and brown ink, white gouache, and graphite on paper, laid on paper, over a stretcher
Overall: 27 7/8 x 40 in. ( 70.8 x 101.6 cm )
This early 19th century view is of exceptional interest because it shows the East River and Yorkville shore of Manhattan Island in the East Eighties when it was a favored location of the country homes of wealthy New Yorkers. The view from the north end of Blackwell's (now Roosevelt) Island opposite about East 83rd Street is west toward the Yorkville shore and up the river to Hell Gate and Mill Rock in the distance. On the Manhattan Island shore, center, is the landing of the Hell Gate Ferry.
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
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