View Near Fort Edward, New York: Preparatory Study for Plate 10 of "The Hudson River PortFolio"
Watercolor, scratching out, selective glazing, and touches of gouache and black ink on paper, laid on card, laid on canvas
Overall: 13 7/8 x 20 3/4 in. ( 35.2 x 52.7 cm ) mat: 14 1/8 x 21 in. ( 35.9 x 53.3 cm )
In 1820, when artist Wall made this view of Fort Edward, this former military post had become a quiet river town. Here the Hudson flows through a widening valley of farms and small towns and continues its descent through gentle rapids to the head of tidewater at Troy.
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
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