View of West Point with the West Point Hotel, New York
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite with scratching out on paper, laid on embossed card
Overall: 5 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. ( 13.3 x 15.9 cm ) mat: 14 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. ( 36.2 x 48.9 cm )
Mount inscribed at lower center in black ink: "A. W. Reynolds. / From No 1 N.B."; verso of mount inscribed in graphite: "Alexander Reynolds -- / West Point"
This is an early nineteenth-century view north across the plain at West Point toward Polopels Island and the north gate of the Hudson Highlands. The West Point Hotel appears at the right. The inscription No. 1, N.B. probably refers to the fact that the view was seen from Room No. 1, North Barrack, erected in 1817 and demolished in 1851. The heavy embossed paper on which the watercolor is mounted is stamped at lower left and lower right with the inscription: "De La Rue & Co., London."
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
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