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View of the Narrows

A1953.4338

This view could have been from the vicinity of Fort Hill in Staten Island since the large white edifice with the cupola/tower is one of the  buildings at the Quarantine Station in Tompkinsville, Staten Island. The Dutch  Reformed Church is to the left. The artist's Dutch heritage and  training are evident in the cluster of village buildings nestled  into the earth and the two figures in costume are reminiscent of  the Lowlands.

Artist: William de Haas (1830 - 1880)

Title: View of the Narrows

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dates: 1860-1870

Dimensions: 26 in. x 36 in.

Signature/Inscription: W.T. DeHaas; Front - Lower right

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1953.4338

Credit: Given in Memory of Elizabeth Gillespie

Tags: 19th century, american, canvas, dehaas, dutch, dutch reformed church, fort hill, landscape, oil, painting, quarantine station, staten island, tompkinsville