Hudson River Steamboat "Clermont"

Object Number: 
1859.7
Date: 
1858
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, charcoal, and graphite with scratching out on paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 x 26 1/4 in. ( 68.6 x 66.7 cm )
Marks: 
Signed: at lower right: "Richd Varick DeWitt, Delineator"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed above image in black ink and wash: "CLERMONT."; below image in brown ink: "This Painting is a correct representation of the first Steamboat that successfully demonstrated the practicability of using Steam / to propel vessels for commercial and travelling purposes. For its history see Colden's life of Fulton, and Munsell's Annals of / Albany Vol 6. The Vignette is the Clermont as she was used for a packet-boat in the year 1807, drawn from personal reccollection / and from descrip
Description: 
Marine.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard V. De Witt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group