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Inscription

lower right in graphite: Fort Hamilton / Staten Island / Jan, 3rd, 1854; lower left corner in graphite by unknown hand: #46; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: 14 x 17 - Ploted gray / 1/2 avay polish

notes in graphite: Sky mellow hazy blue / warmish grey along the horizon / blackish mellow grey water / lighter & slight tint / green as it comes to the shore / black brown grey / Timber warm / warm / snow / very blue in the light / of the shadows

Provenance

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

Exhibition History
1975
In Praise of Space, Westminster College Art Gallery, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania; Parsons School of Design, New York, 1975-1976
1979
Sketches by Contemporaries of Frederic E. Church, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1979
1980
Hudson River Drawing, Falmouth Public Library, Massachusetts, 1980-1981
1983
Images of the Land: 200 Years of Landscape Painting in the Northeastern United States, Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1983
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. 38, no. 267.
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