Montauk Point Lighthouse, Long Island, New York

Object Number: 
1898.3
Date: 
c. 1820s
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, brown ink, and scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 5/8 x 22 in. (37.1 x 55.9 cm)mat: 21 7/8 x 27 3/4 in. (55.6 x 70.5 cm)
Marks: 
Inscribed and signed at lower left outside image in graphite: "Drawn by Mary McComb / Daughter to John McComb, Jr"; at lower center outside image in brown ink inside of a cartouche: "A VIEW of The LIGHTHOUSE ON / Mantock Point"
Inscriptions: 

Inscribed and signed at lower left outside image in graphite: "Drawn by Mary McComb / Daughter to John McComb, Jr"; at lower center outside image in brown ink inside of a cartouche: "A VIEW of The LIGHTHOUSE ON / Mantock Point"

Gallery Label: 

The stone lighthouse on Montauk Point at the extreme eastern end of Long Island, New York, was one of three on the Atlantic coast designed in the last decade of the eighteenth century by the artist's father, John McComb (1763-1853), architect. His earliest sructure was the lighthouse at Cape Henry, Virginia, designed in 1791; the Montauk tower designed in 1795 was the second and is the oldest on Long Island.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Provenance: 

John McComb, Jr., the artist's father; Mrs. Edward S. Wilde, the artist's niece

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group