|Artist||Houston, John Adam|
|Artist||Smyth, John Talfourd|
|Title||New York Bay. From the Telegraph Station|
|Description||Engraving. Landscape, view of the Narrows from Staten Island. In the foreground is a bluff overlooking the water, with a group of people looking out toward sailing ships on the water. Printed inscription below illustration: "J.P. Houston, R.S.A. / J. T. Smyth / NEW YORK BAY. / From the Telegraph Station / A. Fullarton & Co. London & Edinburgh."|
|Ownership and History||
This view from Staten Island was drawn by John Adam Houston (1812-1884) and engraved by John Talfourd Smyth (1819-1851). The scene includes just a portion of Fort Tompkins at far left. Fort Richmond (on the shore below) does not appear in this view.
See the book "Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1679-1900" by Barnett Shepherd for more information.
This print was acquired from the collection of Elliott Burgher (1897-1978) of Staten Island.
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2013.|
|Legal Status||Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.|