The Hudson from West Point: The Grounds of the U.S. Military Academy [New York]: Study for the Lithograph; verso: sketches of brass mortars and monument with chain fence and figures

Object Number: 
1899.2
Date: 
1850
Medium: 
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 14 7/8 in. ( 25.4 x 37.8 cm ) mat: 14 7/8 x 19 1/4 in. ( 37.8 x 48.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: verso, pencil: "The Hudson from West Point" inscription: verso, pencil: "1850"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Nov 20/99 2.00--"; verso inscribed at center: "The Hudson from West Point 1850."
Description: 
Landscape
Gallery Label: 
This is a view of the Hudson River north from Trophy Point at the Unied States Military Academy. Constitution Island is at the right. This may be the original view from which the lithograph (11 x 15 3/8) was taken of The Hudson, from West Point, published by Currier and Ives in 1862 and cited as drawn by F.F. Palmer. A copy is in the Print Room, NYHS. On the reverse are pencil sketches of the remains of the famous West Point Chain of the American Revolution exhibited at the Academy.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group