Item Information

New York from Long Island

Dublin Core

Title

New York from Long Island

Subject

Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Presidents--Homes and haunts

Description

Immigrating from Scotland in 1791, Robertson set up practice in New York City as a miniaturist. In addition, he also made numerous landscapes and city views. Together with William and Thomas Birch, who worked in Philadelphia, he helped to introduce the English topographical watercolor tradition in the United States. This view across the East River to Manhattan, depicting an expansive landscape, stems from that tradition. The building at the right is George Washington's headquarters. The location is identified in an inscription across the bottom of the sheet.

Date

circa 1795

Contributor

Robertson, Archibald, 1765-1835

MODS

Key Date

1795

Type of Date

approximate

Form/Genre

paintings

Repository Name

Art Properties, Columbia University

Digital Origin

reformatted digital

Citation

“New York from Long Island,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed April 13, 2021, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/jewels/item/11099.

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