Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Weehawken from Turtle Grove

Artist:
William James Bennett (American, London 1787–1844 New York)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to William Guy Wall (Irish, Dublin 1792–after 1864 Ireland (active America))
Date:
ca. 1830
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on off-white wove paper
Dimensions:
15 3/16 x 20 1/16 in. (38.6 x 51 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Edward W. C. Arnold Collection of New York Prints, Maps, and Pictures, Bequest of Edward W. C. Arnold, 1954
Accession Number:
54.90.107
Not on view
Acquired as a view of the upper Hudson River by William Guy Wall, this watercolor was later discovered to have been the model for an Asher B. Durand engraving that bears an inscription clearly identifying Bennett as the author of the image. The records of the National Academy of Design verify that Bennett exhibited a work with the title “Weehawken from Turtle Grove,” “painted for an engraving by Durand,” in 1831. The bluffs of Weehawken in 1830 were still sufficiently undeveloped to be regarded as the edge of the wildernesses of the upper Hudson and New England, which were also represented in the gift book that included the engraving of this watercolor. Today, the nearest of the same bluffs supports the access ramp of the Lincoln Tunnel.
Related Objects

View of the Great Fire, New York, December 16th and 17th, 1835, as Seen from the top of the Bank of America, Corner of Wall and William Streets

Artist: William James Bennett (American, London 1787–1844 New York) Date: 1836 Medium: Hand-colored aquatint Accession: 54.90.745 On view in:Not on view

New York Taken From the Bay Near Bedlows Island

Artist: William James Bennett (American, London 1787–1844 New York) Date: 1836 Medium: Aquatint printed in colors Accession: 54.90.610 On view in:Not on view

Fulton Street & Market, New York (The Bennett View of Fulton Street)

Artist: William James Bennett (American, London 1787–1844 New York) Date: 1834 Medium: Hand-colored aquatint Accession: 54.90.593 On view in:Not on view

View of the New York Quarantine, Staten Island

Artist: William James Bennett (American, London 1787–1844 New York) Date: 1833 Medium: Hand-colored etching and aquatint Accession: 54.90.609 On view in:Not on view

A Brisk Gale, Bay of New York

Artist: Painted and engraved by William James Bennett (American, London 1787–1844 New York) Date: 1839 Medium: Aquatint printed in black and blue-green inks, with hand coloring Accession: 54.90.608 On view in:Not on view