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View of Norfolk From Town Point


Watercolor on paper drawing of "View of Norfolk From Town Point", ca. 1796-1798, from the Latrobe Sketchbooks, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. This scene features the marshy bank of the Elizabeth River from the Town Point peninsula, a harbor packed with sailing ships, and the city of Norfolk in the background. Latrobe emigrated from England in late-1795. He arrived in Norfolk, Virginia in March 1796 and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798.


circa 1796-1798


Watercolor on paper


7 x 10.5 inches

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Sketchbook 1

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