View of the Hudson River at West Point, New York

Object Number: 
1941.1121
Date: 
1820
Medium: 
Watercolor, scratching out, white gouache, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 x 20 7/8 in. ( 35.6 x 53 cm )
Description: 
This is a view south from the high ground behind Constitution Island toward Anthony's Nose and Bear Mountain. The river threads its way between high hills that rise from the banks. The buildings of the United States Military Academy appear on the level plain at the right, and on the summit of the nearby hill are the ruins of Fort Putnam. This watercolor was intended for the Hudson River Portfolio but was not included in the published work.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group