Barrier Gate, McGown's Pass, New York City

Barrier Gate, McGown's Pass, New York City
Title
Barrier Gate, McGown's Pass, New York City
Date 
1814
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink, graphite, and scratching out with touches of gouache on paper laid on heavier paper (together with 1889.17)
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 30 3/4 in. (29.8 x 78.1 cm)
Credit Line 
Deposited by the Common Council of the City of New York
Object Number 
1889.16
Inscriptions 
Inscribed below image in brown ink: "Gate at McGowan's [sic] Pass."; verso of heavier paper inscribed vertically at lower left in brown ink: "No. 10."
Gallery Label 
In 1814, in order to provide protection for the city of New York against a British invasion by way of the Long Island Sound, a series of entrenchments, blockhouses and barrier gates were constructed across upper Manhattan. This is an interior view of the Barrier Gate with the blockhouse above in the line of entrenchments between Fort Clinton and Nutter's battery. The roadway is the old Post Road.
Provenance 
The City of New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group