ROLLINSON, William (1762-1842, after WOOD, John (Early 19th Century). New York from Long Island.
ROLLINSON, William (1762-1842, after WOOD, John (Early 19th Century).
New York from Long Island.
Aquatint engraving with original hand color.
New York: Rollinson, 1801.
16” x 21 1/2” sheet, 26 1/2” x 32 1/2” framed.
In this fine view, the artist, John Wood, records the city from the Battery to about Chambers Street as seen across the East River from Long Island. The horizon is punctuated by ships’ masts and steeples. In the center of the print, starting on the left, a cluster of three towers -Trinity, First Presbyterian Church, and Federal Hall -is followed by the Middle Dutch Church with its clock tower; the elegant spire of St. Paul’s Chapel dwarfs the square tower of the North Dutch Church; the next tall spire is that of the Brick Presbyterian Church; and, on the far right, St. George’s Church appears.