View of Mount Morris from Harlem Creek, New York
Watercolor, graphite, white gouache, and brown ink on beige heavy paper
Overall: 14 1/2 x 27 7/8 in. ( 36.8 x 70.8 cm ) mat: 22 x 35 x 1 1/2 in. ( 55.9 x 88.9 x 3.8 cm )
signature: lower right: "W.R. Miller/del./Morrisania" inscription: lower left: "Mount Morris from/Harlem Creek, Octr 25, 1855"
Signed and inscribed at lower right in graphite: "W. R. Miller Del. / Morrisana / [illegible]"; at lower left: "Mount Morris from the / Haarlem Creek Octr. 1855."; verso inscribed along upper edge: "'The Old Cromwell Farm House Harlem Creek' -- / As noted on another painting"
This view looks southward from the head of Cromwell's Creek across the Harlem River to Mount Morris on Manhattan Island in the distance. Cromwell's Creek and the adjacent marshes have been completely obliterated and the ground is now covered by Macomb's Dam Park (John Mullaly Park), north of Yankee Stadium. The Cromwell Farmhouse is seen at the left.
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
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