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View Of Elmira, Ch. Co. N.Y. Looking West.

  • ARTIST: Henry Walton

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: c.1840.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 16 5/8 x 24 (42.2 x 60.8 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Drawn from nature and on stone by H. Walton. A beautiful view of the town of Elmira, in Chemung County, New York, with surrounding fields, hills, and the Chemung River as seen from a grassy hill. A man, woman and child are shown in the foreground. The man is shown drawing and is likely Walton himself. <br><br> Henry Walton (c.1804-1865). Little is known about his early life but it is suspected that he grew up in or near Saratoga Springs, New York. It is known that he apprenticed to Pendleton brothers in Boston in the late 1820’s, early 30’s. By 1836 he was on his own and produced his first lithographed town view, Geneva. Between 1836 and 1850 he produced a total of eight folio views. With the exception of Geneva he composed, drew on stone, published and likely hand colored each of them. At some point after 1850 he joined the gold rush to California. He prints, their design and coloring are uniquely his own. A scarce view.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for short tear in upper left and two small punctures in the center right. Discoloring in outer margin edges, Backed on ricepaper. Original hand coloring.

  • REFERENCE: Reps "Views and Viewmakers" #2510