Youle's Shot Tower, N.Y.C.
Oil on canvas
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
The finished oil painting taken from the artist's pencil sketch also owned by the Society. A similar oil by Cropsey of identical size to the Society's version, likewise signed and dated 1845, is in the J. Clarence Davies Collection at the Museum of the City of New York. The variations in composition between the two works are minor.
Talbott, William Silas. Jasper F. Cropsey 1823-1900, A dissertation in the Department of Fine Arts submitted to the faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of New York University, June 1972, pp. 38-9, 332. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, p. 229. Talbott, William S. Jasper F. Cropsey 1823-1900, Exh. cat. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, pp. 64-6.
Purchase, General Fund
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