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View of Fishing Shore on York River at Airy Plains, looking to the East

Description

Watercolor on paper drawing of "View of Fishing Shore on York River at Airy Plains, looking to the East", 1797, from the Latrobe Sketchbooks, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. The artist captured several views of "Airy Plains", the estate of Henry Banks (1781-1817) along the York River in Virginia. This watercolor features the river at left, with several enslaved African Americans with two other men in pointed hats near a small wooden boat. Another boat is upside down on the bank and an eroding high bluff dominates the center. On the right and in the distance is the house "Airy Plains".

Date

1797

Materials

Watercolor on paper

Dimensions

10.5 x 7 inches

Resource ID

4710

Notes

From Sketchbook 2

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.