Bronson's Boathouses on the Harlem River, Inwood, New York City
Charcoal and crayon with eraser on paper, laid on paper, sandwiched between boards
Overall: 27 1/8 x 38 1/8 in. ( 68.9 x 96.8 cm )
mat: 31 3/4 x 42 1/2 in. ( 80.6 x 108 cm )
The topography suggests that the scene is of boathouses situated on a point of land on the north bank of Sherman's Creek on upper Manhattan Island at its confluence with the Harlem River. Fort George Hill is in the left background, and in the far distance rises the spire of the Mount Washington Presbyterian Church on the Kingsbridge Road (now Broadway) at Dyckman Street.
signature: lower right: "R. Schelling"
inscription: on mount: "Brown's Boathouse on the Harlem"
Signed at lower right in pink gouache: "R. SCHELLING"; ettiquette on mount inscribed: "Brown's[sic] Boathouses on tbe Harlem."
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