View of Yonkers, New York

View of Yonkers, New York
Title
View of Yonkers, New York
Date 
mid-19th century
Medium 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 x 14 in. ( 25.4 x 35.6 cm )
Description 
This is a view southwest with a mill pond on the course of the Nepperhan River (Saw Mill River) in the foreground, north of Elm Street. The Hudson River and the Palisades in New Jersey are seen in the right distance.
Credit Line 
Norvin H. Green Fund
Object Number 
1955.304
Marks 
inscriptions: not signed. upper left: Yonker's N.Y.; above a house at left of picture: Mr. Copcutt's House
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "Yonkers, N.Y. --"; to the right: "Mr. Copcutt's House"; various color annotations
Gallery Label 
The house indicated at the left is that of John Copcutt, identifed in the Westchester County directories as the proprietor of a mahogany saw mill on the Nepperhan. Copcutt's house was situated west of Nepperhan Avenue and north of Elm Street and overlooked the river and mill pond. It is indicated on the plan of the city of Yonkers, Second Ward, in Beers' Westchester County atlas of 1872 (pp.26-27). Whitefield resided in Yonkers in the early 1850s.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group