The Old Print Shop

View of the Water Gap and Columbia Glass Works - River Delaware.

  • ARTIST: Thomas Birch

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint handcolored,

    DATE: c.1830.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 12 3/4 x 19 3/8" (32.3 x 49.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Engraved by William Strickland after a painting by Birch. Both artist and engraver were based in Philadelphia in the early 19th century. In the foreground of this idyllic scene is a "Durham" boat, a flat bottomed vessel forty to sixty feet long and capable of carrying up to fifteen tons. A crew of five, one to steer and four to push with iron poles, could maneuver the swift currents of the upper Delaware River.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, modern handcoloring.