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Object Name Print
Artist Bartlett, William Henry
Artist White, Joseph
Date 1847
Title The Narrows from Staten Island
Description Engraving. Landscape and seascape; view of the Narrows with many sailing ships and a few steamboats. There are buildings along the waterfront. Men and women stand in the foreground; at right, a woman sits on the ground holding a parasol, and a man sits on the ground in front of her. Printed inscription below illustration: " W.H. Bartlett. / Engraved by J. White. / THE NARROWS FROM STATEN ISLAND. / Engraved for the Columbian Magazine / W.L. Ormsby, Printer".
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History In this image, fashionably dressed people are looking over a panoramic view of the Narrows from the eastern side of Pavilion Hill, with Tompkinsville below. The military forts on the shores of Staten Island and Brooklyn are among the features represented in the distance.

This print was engraved by Joseph White (1755-1836) and appeared in The Columbian Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine, June 1847. It was based on an artwork by William H. Bartlett.

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.
Earliest Date 1847
Latest Date 1847
Material Paper
Subjects Landscape prints
Waterfronts
Boats
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 61.003.0006
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.