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Object Name Print
Artist Bartlett, William Henry
Artist Osborne, Milo
Date 1847
Title The Narrows. (From Fort Hamilton)
Description Hand-colored engraving. Landscape and seascape view. Several men and one woman are on a bluff at the water's edge; one man is on horseback, and one man has a herd of sheep. At far right is Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn) with a fence and cannons; an American flag flies on a flagpole (apparently at half-mast). Fort Lafayette is on an island in the Narrows; there are several sailing ships in the water. In the foreground at left, a man sits on the ground, leaning against a tree. There is a tree in bloom in the center of the image. Inscription printed below illustration: "W. H. Bartlett. / M. Osborne. / THE NARROWS. / (From Fort Hamilton.) / Engraved for the Ladies Wreath."
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This print shows Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn) in the foreground, Fort Lafayette on a small island just offshore, and portions of Staten Island are in the distance. Staten Island's Fort Tompkins and the towns of Stapleton and Tompkinsville appear, though not in great detail.

It was based on an artwork by William H. Bartlett. It was engraved by Milo Osborne for the Ladies' Wreath, January 1847.

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
Forts & fortifications
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 61.003.0009
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.