Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The High Bridge at Harlem, New York

Artist:
Frances Flora Bond Palmer (American (born England), Leicester 1812–1876 New York)
Publisher:
Lithographed and published by Nathaniel Currier (American, Roxbury, Massachusetts 1813–1888 New York)
Date:
1849
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions:
Image: 7 15/16 × 12 3/16 in. (20.1 × 31 cm) Sheet: 13 1/4 × 17 1/8 in. (33.7 × 43.5 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:
54.90.782
Not on view
Signature: in stone below image at left and right: "Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier / 152 Nassau St. Cor. of SPruce N.Y."

Inscription: in stone below image: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1849 by N. Currier...N.Y."; at left and right: "Cost $1,000,000 / length 1450 feet / Height 114 ft. from high water mark / Began 1839, finished 1848"; below title: "This magnificent bridge of stone, forms part of the immense works erected to bring the water of the Croton river to the City of New York. The length of the aqueduct from the Croton to City Hall, is 44 1/4 miles and cost about $13,000,000"; lower center: "699"
Edward W. C. Arnold; Donor: Edward W. C. Arnold
Peters, Currier & Ives 4076; Conningham 1970, 2810; Gale 3040
Harry T. Peters Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People. 2 vols., Garden City, NY, 1931, cat. no. 4076.

Mary Bartlett Cowdrey "Fanny Palmer, An American Lithographer" in Prints: Thirteen illustrated essays on the art of the print, selected for the Print Council of America by Carl Zigrosser. Carl Zigrosser, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, 1962, p. 221, ill.

Frederick A. Conningham, Colin Simkin Currier & Ives prints; an illustrated check list. Crown Publishers, New York, 1970, cat. no. 28710.

Gale Research Company, Bernard F. Reilly Jr. Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonné: A comprehensive catalogue of the lithographs of Nathaniel Currier, James Merritt Ives and Charles Currier, including ephemera associated with the firm, 1834-1907. 1984, cat. no. 3040.

Marilyn Symmes Impressions of New York: Prints from the New York Historical Society. New York, 2004, cat. no. 25, pp. 58-9, ill.



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