View of Glens Falls, New York: Preparatory Study for Plate 6 of "The Hudson River PortFolio"

Object Number: 
1946.96
Date: 
1820
Medium: 
Watercolor, selective glazing, touches of gouache, and scratching out on paper, laid on card, laid on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. ( 35.2 x 53 cm ) mat: 22 3/8 x 29 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 56.8 x 74 x 5.4 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Glens Falls is the first large town on the upper Hudson which the river passes after emerging from the Adirondack foothills. The sixty-foot fall was called Chepontuo ("a difficult place to get around") by the Indians. It was named after Colonel John Glen of Schnectady, New York, who acquired land and built mills here in 1769.
Credit Line: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group