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Buffalo, from Lake Erie.

  • ARTIST: William Bennett

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Henry I. Megarey, New York

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint engraving,

    DATE: 1836.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 15 7/8 x 24 3/8" (402 x 620 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: "To E. Johnson. H. Pratt. S. Wilkinson B Rathbun & A. Palmer Esqrs. And the Citizens of Buffalo; With Coll. Robt. Steele of New York. This Print is respectfully inscribed by their Obt. Servant W. J. Bennett." Paind. by W.J. Bennett from a sketch by J. W. Hill. One of the finest early 19th century views of the city. This view of the Buffalo Harbor was painted by Bennett after a sketch John Hill. This image shows the city in the distance behind the busy harbor. A rare and quite beautiful engraving.


  • CONDITION: Fair condition. Several expertly repaired tears in the sky. Backed on rice paper. Original color with modern re-enhancements

  • REFERENCE: Deak "Picturing America" #446. First state of two.