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View of the East River from Fort Stevens, Long Island, New York

View of the East River from Fort Stevens, Long Island, New York
Title
View of the East River from Fort Stevens, Long Island, New York
Date 
1814
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink, graphite, and touches of gouache on paper laid on heavier paper (together with 1889.18)
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 x 24 3/4 in. ( 30.5 x 62.9 cm )
Description 
Military.
Credit Line 
Deposited by the Common Council of the City of New York
Object Number 
1889.19
Marks 
inscription: lower center, ink: "Fort Stevens looking up the Sound"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed below image in brown ink: "Fort Stevens Looking up the Sound."; verso of heavier paper inscribed vertically at lower left in brown ink: "No. 16"
Gallery Label 
In 1814, in order to provide protection for the city of New York against a British invasion by way of the Long Island Sound, fortifications were erected at Hallett's Point on the Long Island shore, on Mill Rock in the East River, and a series of entrenchments, blockhouses and barrier gates were constructed across upper Manhattan Island. The cornerstone of Fort Stevens was laid on July 14, 1814.
Provenance 
The City of New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group