View on the Hudson River, New York
early 19th century
Watercolor, graphite, and brown ink on paper
Overall: 10 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. ( 26.7 x 41.3 cm )
inscription: lower, ink: "Gericht op de Hudsons River, in Noord-Amerika" inscription: verso
Inscribed at lower center outside image in brown ink: "Gericht op de Hudsons -- River, in Noord-Amerika."; verso completely inscribed in brown ink with text on Noord Amerika
Landscape: This appears to be a view north from the Hudson Highlands toward Newburgh Bay and New Windsor. Butter Hill, now Storm King Mountain, is at the left, and Breakneck Mountain is at right. A distorted version of Polopels Island is in the center.
This is a somewhat loose early nineteenth-century copy of an engraving by S. Springsguth which was published in 1798. Springsuth's engraving was from an original drawing by Isaac Weld made during a trip up the Hudson River in 1796.
Gift of Samule Verplanck Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.