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lower right corner in graphite by unknown hand: mt x x / 35.00

text at bottom in plate:
Painted by J. Shaw. / Engraved by J. Hill. / Bolling's Dam, Petersburgh, Virginia. / Published by M. Carey & Son Philadelphia.

Provenance

(Goodspeed's Book Shop, Boston, Massachusetts); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1961; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1977
Changing Prospects: Views of America on Paper from the Corcoran Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (Tour of Canada), 1977-1979
1981
Early America on Paper: Prints and Drawings, 1750-1850, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1981
Bibliography
1821
Shaw, Joshua, and John Hill. Picturesque Views of American Scenery. Philadelphia, PA: M. Carey and Son, 1821, no. 18.
1961
Koke, Richard J. A Checklist of the American Engravings of John Hill (1770-1850), Master of Aquatint: Together with a List of Prints Colored by Him and a List of His Extant Original Drawings. New York: New York Historical Society, 1961, pp. 24-25, no. 54, i/ii.
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