The Old Print Shop

The Upper Falls of the Genesee at Rochester N.Y. : From the East Bank Looking N.W.

  • ARTIST: John T Young

  • PUBLISHER: Published by C. & M. Morse Rochester N.Y.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: c.1836.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 14 3/4 x 19 3/8" (37.5 x 49.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: J. Young, del. from nature. On stone by J. H. Bufford. Buffords Lithography 114 Nassau St. N.Y.<br><br> The finest and among the rarest of early views of Rochester.<br><br> These views were published in 1836 by C. and M. Morse, Rochester booksellers, who had commissioned John T. Young to make the sketches and John H. Bufford to lithograph them. <br><br> “John T. Young, the Morses unquestionably availed themselves of the best budding landscape talent in a city not at the time disposed to favor artists working outside the field of portraiture. Young, from the island of Guernsey, had settled in Rochester probably in 1835 and quickly gained a sound reputation for the ability and accuracy of his draftsmanship. It was he who was chosen by Henry O'Reilly to provide the drawings for the forty-two wood engravings of scenes and buildings that illustrate his Sketches of Rochester, published in 1838—illustrations that helped considerably in making this one of the best of early nineteenth-century city histories. It is the lithographs, however, that better show the artistic promise of the youthful landscapist—whose career was cut tragically short by his death from consumption in 1842, at the age of twenty-eight. Not for some years thereafter would a draftsman of equal ability make his home in Rochester.” Howard Merritt.


  • CONDITION: Fair condition. Timed toned throughout.

  • REFERENCE: Reps #2857.