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View of the Great Falls of Niagara

Description

Pencil, ink, and watercolor on paper drawing of "View of the Great Falls of Niagara", April 1, 1798, from the Latrobe Sketchbooks, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. He describes this piece as "drawn from a sketch and description by D'Leandella, and corrected from his recollection. The view is taken from the road above the fall, from a bank elevated about 120 feet above the water. The edge of the Cataract being an internal curve across which the view is taken only about one half of the fall appears.

Date

1798-04-01

Materials

Pencil, ink, and watercolor on paper

Dimensions

7 x 10.25 inches

Resource ID

4724

Notes

Sketchbook 3

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.