Works at McGown's Pass, New York City

Works at McGown's Pass, New York City
Works at McGown's Pass, New York City
Title
Works at McGown's Pass, New York City
Date 
1814
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and touches of gouache on paper laid on heavier paper (together with 1889.15)
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 24 in. ( 24.8 x 61 cm )
Credit Line 
Deposited by the Common Council of the City of New York
Object Number 
1889.14
Marks 
inscription: upper center, ink: "Works at McGowan's [sic] Pass"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed above image in brown ink: "Works at McGowan's [sic] Pass."
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 in upper Manhattan. This view shows the exterior face of the fortifications at McGown's Pass. Fort Clinton is at the left, Nutter's Battery at the right, and the Barrier Gate and blockhouse in the center. Nutter's Battery apparently derived its name from Valentine Nutter, whose house stood nearby.
Provenance 
The City of New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group