The Old Print Shop

[Untitled] New York from Weehawken.

  • ARTIST: William Wall

  • MEDIUM: Watercolor on paper,

    DATE: c.1820-25.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 15 3/4 x 15 1/2" (40.3 x 39.3 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A handsome view of New York as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey. Very similar to his composition that was published in the Hudson River Port Folio.<br><br> William Guy Wall (1792–1864) American painter of Irish birth. Wall was born in Dublin in 1792 and arrived in New York in 1818. He was already a well-trained artist and soon became well known for his watercolor views and vistas of New York City and Hudson River Valley.<br><br> Some of these watercolors were published as engravings by John Hill and his son John William Hill in the Hudson River Portfolio (New York, 1821-1825), one of the first publications to make Americans aware of the beauty of their own country. Wall's landscapes (and a few seascapes) were straightforward representations of America's awe-inspiring vistas—neither romanticized nor idealized. He is considered either a forerunner or an early member of the Hudson River school. <br><br> Wall was a founding member of the National Academy of Design and exhibited frequently at such institutions as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia) and the Apollo Association (New York). He lived in America from 1812 to 1835 and again from 1856 to 1860. He returned to Ireland in 1860 and died in Dublin in 1864. <br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Framed to museum quality standards in a period painted & gilt molding. Acid free mat and back and glazed with Tru-Vue UV protective museum glass.

  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.