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View of the Lower Aqueduct on the Erie Canal, New York

View of the Lower Aqueduct on the Erie Canal, New York
Title
View of the Lower Aqueduct on the Erie Canal, New York
Date 
c. 1829-30
Medium 
Watercolor, white gouache, graphite, and black ink with selective glazing on paper laid on board
Dimensions 
Overall: 14 3/8 x 19 3/4 in. (36.5 x 50.2 cm)
Description 
Landscape
Credit Line 
Watson Fund
Object Number 
1974.47
Marks 
signed: lower right: "J.W. Hill"
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "J.W. Hill"
Gallery Label 
This view was intended for publication in a projected series of Erie Canal aquatints which was to be engraved by John Hill (q.v.), engraver of the famed Hudson River Portfolio and other noted prints of the eary nineteenth century. They were taken from original studies prepared by his sonn, John William Hill. The canal tons and busting life along the upstate New York waterway gave promise of an attractive series, which, for some reason, was never published.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group