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Little Falls Bridge, Sacandaga, New York: Preparatory Study for Plate 25 in "The Picturesque Itinerary of the Hudson River and the Peripheral Parts of the United States"

Object Number: 
1906.20
Date: 
1818
Medium: 
Brown ink and wash over graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 6 3/4 in. (12.7 x 17.1 cm) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
Signed at lower left outside image in brown ink: "J. Milbert."; inscribed below along lower edge: "Little Falls bridge on the Hudson, Pont des Petites chutes de L'Hudson / 71 miles from Albany."
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower left outside image in brown ink: "J. Milbert."; inscribed below along lower edge: "Little Falls bridge on the Hudson, Pont des Petites chutes de L'Hudson / 71 miles from Albany."
Gallery Label: 
This site is not to be confused with Little Falls on the Mohawk River, west of Albany. Milbert explored the upper reaches of the Hudson River in 1818, and commented on "a series of cascades called the Little Falls" in the Sacandaga-Luzerne area. There he saw "a handsome bridge supported by wood piles set on broad masses of calcareous rock, whose reddish hue reveals the presence of iron oxide."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Provenance: 
Daniel Parish, Jr., NYC
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group