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Bird's Eye View of The City of New York

Object Number: 
1949.27
Date: 
1855
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, gouache, and selective glazing on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/4 x 20 3/8 in. ( 36.2 x 51.8 cm )
Marks: 
signed: lower right: "W. S. Hattory" inscription: lower left: "The City of New York / 1855"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in gray watercolor: "W.S. Hattory."; at lower left: "The City of New-York. / -- 1855."
Gallery Label: 
An aerial view looking north from New York harbor to the edge of Harlem depicts Governors Island at the lower right, Brooklyn at the right, and busy traffic in the East and Hudson rivers.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Accessions Sales Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group