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The Narrows from Staten Island (after William Henry Bartlett)


A hand colored landscape engraving by E. Finden of an illustration done by William Henry Bartlett that depicts the view of the narrows between Staten Island and Brooklyn from a hill on Staten Island.  There are men and women sitting, standing, and walking on the hill in the foreground, located in the lower portion of the work.  Trees and bushes are also on the hill.  The shoreline of Staten Island, New York Harbor (also known as Upper New York Bay), and the narrows are depicted in the middleground of the engraving. Houses and buildings are on the shoreline, and there are multiple sailing vessels in the water.   Lower New York Bay is in the background.

Artist: E. Finden (1791 - 1857)

Title: The Narrows from Staten Island (after William Henry Bartlett)

Medium: Hand-colored steel plate engraving on paper

Dates: 1837

Dimensions: Plate: 6" H x 8" W; Sheet: 8.1" H x 10.375" W

Signature/Inscription: Title of work, artist and engraver's names; Publishing information: London, Published for the Proprietors by Geo. Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, 1837; Below print

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1994.8.1

Credit: Gift of Frances Hankinson

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