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Print made by William Elliot, active 1774, died 1792
after Paul Sandby, 1731–1809
after drawing by Thomas Pownall, 1722–1805
Published by John Bowles, 1701–1779
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794
Published by Thomas Jefferys, 1719–1771
Published by Carington Bowles, 1724–1793
A View of the Great Cohoes Falls, on the Mohawk River
Additional Title(s):
Scenographia Americana, Or, A Collection of Views in North America and the West Indies
Materials & Techniques:
Etching and line engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 17 7/8 × 23 5/8 inches (45.4 × 60 cm), Plate: 14 1/4 × 20 5/8 inches (36.2 × 52.4 cm), Image: 12 1/2 × 19 7/8 inches (31.8 × 50.5 cm)

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "D151 | <A62978> | 54"

Lettered below image, lower right: "View of the Great Cohoes Falls, on the Mohawk River; | The Fall about Seventy feet; the River near a Quarter of a Mile broad."; lower right: "C.4: | Vue de la Grande Cataracte de Cohoes, sur la Riviere des Mohawks; La Hateur est l'environ 70 pieds; l sa Riviere a pres l'un quart de Mille de large."; lower center: "Sketch'd on the SPOT by his Excellency Governor Pownal. Painted by Paul Sandby, & Engraved by Wm. Elliot. | London. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No. 53 in Fleet Street, Thos. Jeffryes the Corner of St Martin's Lane in the Strand, Carington Bowles at No. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, and Henry Parker at No. 82 in Cornhill."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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