Locomotive "DeWitt Clinton" Engine at the Bloodgood Farm, New York in 1832

Object Number: 
1975.4
Date: 
1884
Medium: 
Black ink and watercolor on paper, whose verso is printed with a patent license application
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/8 x 17 7/8 in. ( 28.3 x 45.4 cm ) mat: 22 x 28 in. ( 55.9 x 71.1 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at end of copious inscription at lower right in black ink: "This picter drawn at San Francisco California June 1884 by David Matthew eng."
Gallery Label: 
This is the Bloodgood farm on the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, two miles from the New York State capitol at Albany, where the locomotive De Witt Clinton was put on the rails in 1831 for her run between Albany and Schenectady.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Estate of Hilda R. Williamson
Provenance: 
Collection of Fred E. Williamson, President of New York Central Railroad, 1931-44
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group