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Inscription

lower right in graphite: J.P. Crospey / May 24 1844; center verso in graphite: James McCollough's Leadmill / on the Esopus Creek Saugerties Ulster Co N.Y.; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: 3/4 [not deciphered] 16 x 21 1/4

Provenance

(Victor Spark, New York); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1948; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1845
Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, 1845, no. 16
1970
Jasper Cropsey, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1970-1971, pp. 63-64, no. 2, repro
1975
In Praise of Space, Westminster College Art Gallery, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania; Parsons School of Design, New York, 1975-1976
1979
Drawings of Jasper F. Cropsey, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, 1979-1980
Bibliography
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 37, no. 264.