Two Views of Fortifications at McGown's Pass, New York City

Object Number: 
1889.23ab
Date: 
1814
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, selective glazing, and graphite on paper laid on heavier paper (with 1889.24)
Dimensions: 
overall: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.
Gallery Label: 
This view shows the exterior of the fortifications. Fort Clinton is on the hill at the extreme left and Nutter's battery in the center, with the blockhouse over the Barrier Gate on the line of entrenchments between these two defensive points. Fort Fish is on the hill at the right. The artist is either Captain James Renwick, Lieutenant James Gadsden, Lieutenant Isaac E. Craig, Lieutenant Daniel Turner, Lieutenant Lewis Gustavus De Russy, Lieutenant Kemble, or Lieutenant Oothout.
Credit Line: 
Deposited by the Common Council of the City of New York
Provenance: 
City of New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group