View of the Lower Aqueduct on the Erie Canal, New York
Watercolor, white gouache, graphite, and black ink with selective glazing on paper laid on board
Overall: 14 3/8 x 19 3/4 in. (36.5 x 50.2 cm)
signed: lower right: "J.W. Hill"
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "J.W. Hill"
This view was intended for publication in a projected series of Erie Canal aquatints which was to be engraved by John Hill (q.v.), engraver of the famed Hudson River Portfolio and other noted prints of the eary nineteenth century. They were taken from original studies prepared by his sonn, John William Hill. The canal tons and busting life along the upstate New York waterway gave promise of an attractive series, which, for some reason, was never published.
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