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Creator:
Wall, William Guy, 1792-approximately 1864, artist.
Title:
The Hudson River portfolio.
Published/Created:
[New York] : [Published by Henry I. Megarey and transferred to G. & C. & H. Carvill], [1828]
Physical Description:
XX leaves, 20 leaves of plates : hand-colored illustrations ; 48 x 65 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2018 10
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Twenty aquatint plates by John Hill and John Rubens Smith after paintings by William Guy Wall, with 20 leaves of descriptive letterpress by John Agg.
Apparently not issued with a title page.
Imprint from plates. The imprint of plates 2-3, 5, and 11 vary: Published by H. I. Megarey & W. B. Gilley, New York, & John Mill, Charleston, S. C., and transferred to G. & C. & H. Carvill, New York; plate 19: Published by Henry I. Megarey, New York.
Originally issued in 5 numbers (of 4 plates each) between 1821 and 1825; six numbers were intended. "Publication rights were transferred in 1828 to G. & C. & H. Carvill ..."--Koke.
Koke, R.J. Checklist of the American engravings of John Hill (1770-1850), 75-94
Stokes, I.N.P. Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909, v. 3, p. 573
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary quarter calf, with leather title label on front cover. Presentation inscription: "A Son Altesse Royale Le Prince de Joinville. Hommage et Souvenir des Francois résidant à New York. 21 Juin 1838."
Contents:
1. Little Falls at Luzerne -- 2. The Junction of the Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers -- 3. View vear Jessups Landing -- 4. Rapids above Hadleys Falls -- 5. Hadley's Falls -- 6. Glenns Falls -- 7. View near Sandy Hill -- 8. Baker's Falls -- 9. View near Fort Miller -- 10. Fort Edward -- 11. Troy from Mount Ida -- 12. View near Hudson -- 13. Hudson -- 14. Newburg) -- 15. View from Fishkill looking to West Point -- 16. West Point -- 17. View near Fishkill -- 18. View near Fort Mongomery -- 19. Palisades -- 20. New York from Governors Island.
Subject Terms:
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Description and travel.
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Pictorial works.
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Description and travel.
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Pictorial works.
Joinville, François-Ferdinand-Philippe-Louis-Marie d'Orléans, prince de, 1818-1900 -- Presentation inscription.
New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1828.
Contributors:
Hill, John, 1770-1850, engraver.
Smith, John Rubens, 1775-1849, engraver.
Agg, John, 1783-1855.
Megarey, Henry I., publisher.
Gilley, William B., 1785?-1830, publisher.
G. & C. & H. Carvill (Firm), publisher.
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