Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Newburg [Newburgh] (No. 14 of The Hudson River Portfolio)

Series/Portfolio:
The Hudson River Portfolio
Etcher:
John Hill (American (born England), London 1770–1850 Clarksville, New York)
Artist:
after William Guy Wall (Irish, Dublin 1792–after 1864 Ireland (active America))
Publisher:
Henry J. Megarey (American, 1818–1845 New York)
Date:
1825
Medium:
Aquatint printed in color with hand-coloring; first state of two (Koke)
Dimensions:
Image: 14 1/16 x 20 3/16 in. (35.7 x 51.3 cm) Sheet: 19 x 24 1/2 in. (48.3 x 62.2 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:
54.90.1274(13)
Not on view
This print comes from a set aquatinted by Hill, after watercolors by Wall, depicting sites along the Hudson river. Newburgh is on the west bank of the river, about sixty-six miles south of Hudson.
Inscription: Inscribed in plate, lower center: "Newburg / No. 14 of the Hudson River Port Folio / Published by Henry I. Megarey New York"; lower left: "Painted by W. G. Wall"; lower right: "Engraved by I. Hill"
Letterpress description on opposite page
Edward W. C. Arnold; Donor: Bequest of Edward W. C. Arnold
Stokes III.573.14; Fielding III.638; Koke 1961, 93
Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909, compiled from original sources. 5 vols., 1915–1928, vol. III, p. 573, no. 14.

Mantle Fielding American Engravers upon Copper and Steel: Biographical Sketches and Check Lists of Engravings: A Supplement of David McNeely Stauffer's American Engravers. 1917, vol. III, no. 638, p. 136.

Richard J. Koke "John Hill, Master of Aquatint, 1770–1850." New-York Historical Society Quarterly. vol. 43, no. 1, January 1959, pp. 86-92, 101.

Richard J. Koke A Checklist of the American Engravings of John Hill (1770-1850): Master of Aquatint, Together with a List of Prints Colored by Him and a List of His Extant Original Drawings. New-York Historical Society, 1961, cat. no. 93, p. 40.

Kevin J. Avery American Watercolors and Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Voume I, A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born before 1835. New York, 2002, Hill's various roles in "The Hudson River Portfolio" summarized, cat. no. 14, p. 104.

Roberta J. M. Olson, Alexandra Mazzitelli Drawn by New York: six centuries of watercolors and drawings at the New-York Historical Society. 2008, Discusses the American careers of Hill and Wall, and the latter's watercolors for the Hudson River Portfolio, the eight known survivals of which are at the New York Historical Society, pp. 98-99, 166-168.



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