The Great Falls of the Genesee, Rochester, New York, with a Double Rainbow

The Great Falls of the Genesee, Rochester, New York, with a Double Rainbow
Title
The Great Falls of the Genesee, Rochester, New York, with a Double Rainbow
Date 
after 1808, probably 1828-30
Medium 
Watercolor and gouache over graphite with scratching out on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/16 x 15 1/2 in. (30.6 x 39.4 cm)
Description 
Landscape
Credit Line 
Watson Fund
Object Number 
1981.5
Marks 
Inscribed and signed on verso at lower left in red ink: "The Great Fall of Genessee: / Sketched by William Constable on Saturday the 6th September 1806. / Copied by him after his return to England in 1808, probably between / 1808 and 1820[phrase crossed out], and, as I find from a mem-dum in his / hand writing, begun on Sunday the 7th September 1828 and / finished on Sunday the 4th July 1830. / The figures above are intended to represent the brothers Daniel & William Constable. / Clair J. Grece"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed and signed on verso at lower left in red ink: "The Great Fall of Genessee: / Sketched by William Constable on Saturday the 6th September 1806. / Copied by him after his return to England in 1808, probably between / 1808 and 1820[phrase crossed out], and, as I find from a mem-dum in his / hand writing, begun on Sunday the 7th September 1828 and / finished on Sunday the 4th July 1830. / The figures above are intended to represent the brothers Daniel & William Constable. / Clair J. Grece"
Provenance 
Descent through the artist's family to Lewis F. Grece, England; Reigate Town Hall Museum, Reigate, England; Sotheby's London, 1980; Kennedy Galleries, New York City, 1981
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group