New York from Long Island

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New York from Long Island

 

 

Name:
Robertson, Archibald, 1765-1835 (Artist)
Title:
New York from Long Island
Abstract:
Immigrating from Scotland in 1791, Robertson set up practice in New York City as a miniaturist. In addition, he also made numerous landscapes and city views. Together with William and Thomas Birch, who worked in Philadelphia, he helped to introduce the English topographical watercolor tradition in the United States. This view across the East River to Manhattan, depicting an expansive landscape, stems from that tradition. The building at the right is George Washington's headquarters. The location is identified in an inscription across the bottom of the sheet.
Subjects:
Presidents--Homes and haunts; Manhattan (New York, N.Y.); Washington, George, 1732-1799
Format:
paintings
Date:
circa 1795
Physical Description:
Ink and color wash on paper, (43.8 cm. x 62.2 cm.)
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Jewels in her crown
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8NZ9R03