Panoramic View of New York Taken from the North River

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This beautiful aquatint was issued in 1844 as a companion piece to "Panoramic View of New York Taken from the East River." When he arrived in America in 1839, Robert Havell was celebrated for engravings he had produced with his father for John James Audubon's famous "The Birds of America." Living in New York, Havell continued to produce high-quality prints and also established himself as a Hudson River school painter. The huge steamship seen here at left, the British Queen, was the first transatlantic steamboat, and arrived in New York for the first time in July 1839.

Panoramic View of New York Taken from the North River, Drawn and etched by Robert Havell Jr. (American (born England), Reading 1793–1878 Tarrytown, New York), Hand-colored etching and aquatint

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