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Creator:
Print made by William Elliot, active 1774, died 1792, British
after Paul Sandby RA, 1731–1809, British
after drawing by Thomas Pownall, 1722–1805, British
Published by John Bowles, 1701–1779, British
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
Published by Thomas Jefferys, 1719–1771, British
Published by Carington Bowles, 1724–1793, British
Title:

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

Date:
1768
Medium:
Etching and line engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
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), and Image: 12 1/2 × 19 7/8 inches (31.8 × 50.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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
Accession Number:
B2001.2.1531
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54120
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