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Niagara Falls from the American Side

Artist:
William James Bennett (American, London 1787–1844 New York)
Printer:
A. King (New York, NY)
Date:
1840
Medium:
Engraving, printed in blue and black ink
Dimensions:
image: 16 x 23 in. (40.6 x 58.4 cm) sheet: 20 3/16 x 26 1/8 in. (51.2 x 66.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Edward W. C. Arnold Collection of New York Prints, Maps and Pictures, Bequest of Edward W. C. Arnold, 1954
Accession Number:
54.90.596
Not on view
Inscription: in plate: "Painted and engraved by W.J. Bennett from a sketch by J. R. Murray, Esq." "For the Hon-ble. Wm. Allan of Toronto, Ja-s. Buchanan Esq. H.B.M. Consul New York, Hon-ble. J. H. Dunn/ Receiver General of Upper Canada, Thomas Dixon Esq. of New York, Lt. General Murray & Samuel Street, Esq. proprietors of the grounds adjoining the falls of Niagra. This view is respectfully inscribed by their Ob-t. Serv-t. W. J. Bennett."
Edward W. C. Arnold; Donor: Edward W. C. Arnold
Kouwenhoven p.163; Deak 491
John A. Kouwenhoven The Columbia Historical Portrait of New York: An essay in graphic history in honor of the Tricentennial of New York City and the Bicentennial of Columbia University. Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY, 1953, p.163.

Gloria Gilda Deák Picturing America, 1497-1899: Prints, Maps, and Drawings Bearing on the New World Discoveries and on the Development of the Territory that is now the United States, from the ...Collection ...of the New York Public Library. Princeton, N.J., 1988, cat. no. 491.



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