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Inscription

lower right corner in graphite by unknown hand: 45 / 55 [strikethrough]

text at bottom in plate:
Painted by J. Shaw / Engraved by J. Hill / View Near the Falls of Schuylkill. / Published by M. Carey & Son Philadelphia.

Provenance

(The Old Print Shop, New York); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1955; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1963
Progress of An American Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1963
1981
The Artist as Illustrator, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1981, no. 13
Bibliography
1821
Shaw, Joshua, and John Hill. Picturesque Views of American Scenery. Philadelphia, PA: M. Carey and Son, 1821, no. 5.
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. 19-20, no. 41, i/ii.
1968
Making of the Nation, 1783-1860. New York: American Heritage, 1968, p. 131.