BENNETT, William J. (1784-1844). View of the Ruins after the Great Fire in New York, Dec. 16th & 17th, 1835 as seen from Exchange Place.

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BENNETT, William J. (1784-1844).

View of the Ruins after the Great Fire in New York, Dec. 16th & 17th, 1835 as seen from Exchange Place.

Aquatint in colors by W. J. Bennett after Nicolino Calyo (1779-1884), with extensive additional hand-coloring in watercolor and with a borderline in black ink.

New York: Lewis P. Clover, 1836.   

19 1/2” x 26” sheet.

$1,800

Dramatic rendering of the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1835, “the most devastating conflagration in New York’s history and the largest in America up to that date…one of the most significant events in the city’s history” (Augustyn & Cohen).

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