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City of Washington : From beyond the Navy Yard.

  • ARTIST: George Cooke

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Lewis P. Clover, 180 Fulton St. N.Y.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint engraving,

    DATE: 1834.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 17 5/8 x 24 5/8" (4.7 x 62.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Painted by G. Cooke. Eng'd by W. J. Bennett. One of the great views of the Nation's Capital. Washington is shown from the south bank of the Anacostia River. On the right is the Washington Navy Yard, est. 1799, behind is the original Capitol Building and to the left is the White House. The painter of this view is George Cooke. He and the engraver, William Bennett, teamed up to produce four folio-size views of American cities.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save for tear in top margin to color edge and minor chips and tears in the outer margin. Backed on Japan paper. Original color, slightly faded.

  • REFERENCE: Deak #458; Stokes #1837 E-64.