Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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To be determined which Archibald Robertson this is after, if either of these or another (later) artist by the same name.

New York from Brooklyn Heights,

Engraving printed in brown ink on laid paper

Print impression quality: Good

Dimensions (Plate): 340 x 424 mm (13.4 x 16.7 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 429 x 491 mm (16.9 x 19.3 in.)

Inscribed below image: “Engraved in 1922 for the Society of Iconophiles by Sidney L. Smith from a Wash Drawing by Archibald Robertson”; inscribed in plate, lower center: “New York from Brooklyn Heights, 6th August 1778”; inscribed in other hand in pencil, upper right: “XV#7”

Watermark: ARCHES FRANCE

Edition: 101; published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1922; blind stamp of the society, lower right "Series XV, no. 7" inscribed

Accession number: 1946.D2.16

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1946

Provenance / Collectors' marks: George W. Davison (initialed in pencil, lower right: “G.W.D.”)

Bibliography: R. H. Lawrence, History of the Society of Iconophiles (New York, 1930), pp. 198, 244ff., 263ff. (at 244, states the collection of prints left by the artist was bought by Lawrence in 1929).

Work Type: print

Related Works: After a wash drawing by Archibald Robertson

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