16 June 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
VANDERLYN, John (1779-1852), after, and publisher.
A Distant View of the Falls of Niagara including both Branches with the Island, and Adjacent Shores, taken from the Vicinity of the Indian Ladder, by Merigot, 1804. – A View of the Western Branch of the Falls of Niagara, taken from the Table Rock, looking up the River, over the Rapids, by F.C. Lewis,1804.
Aquatint and engraving, images 533/525 x 758/752 mm (637/629 x 875/867 mm sheets). (A few short marginal tears, some light staining.) Matted and framed.
A pair of aquatints after John Vanderlyn. The first engraved view of the Niagara Falls appears in Hennepin, Nouvelle decouverte d'un tres grand pays situé dans l'Amerique… in 1697. Vanderlyn “was the first professionally trained artist to visit the falls with the intention of depicting them in finished paintings” (Albany Institute of History and Art, New York, 1998 p. 76). Penney Collection 35 and 36.
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