Palisades (No. 19, Hudson River Portfolio)

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Palisades (No. 19, Hudson River Portfolio)


In the summer of 1820, Wall toured the Hudson River and painted a series of watercolors that then would be etched and issued to subscribers in series of four prints. The text accompanying this images reads: "The Pallisadoes consist of a line of rugged and perpendicular bluffs, which at a few miles distance from the city of New-York, margin for a considerable distance and overlook the bed of the Hudson river...Rising in savage grandeur, and stretching their tree-crowned summits far as the vision can compass, these rocks are too prominent a feature in the scenery of the Hudson to be overlooked. The abrupt, and the water sufficiently deep to allow vessels, even of considerable burthen, to approach within a short distance...The height of these bluffs....rising from 400 to 800 feet, exhibiting...steep and solid masses of stupendous stone, and presenting here and there deep cavities, where the eagle builds his nest among the cliffs."


Hill, John (1770-1850) (Etcher)
Wall, William Guy (b. 1792) (Artist)
Smith, John Rubens (1775-1849) (Etcher)


Megarey, Henry J. (1818-1845)




Cooper, Ken


The Edward W. C. Arnold Collection of New York Prints, Maps and Pictures, Bequest of Edward W. C. Arnold, 1954

Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

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14 1/2 x 21 7/16 in.