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Bolling’s Dam

Hill, John __Engraver ||Shaw, John __After
Place Made:
Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States of America
Date Made:
ink and watercolor on paper
HOA: 9 1/2; WOA: 13 3/8
Accession Number:
This print is based on a painting or drawing by Joshua Shaw. Shaw was born in England in 1777, came to Philadelphia in 1817, and traveled throughout the South making sketches and taking subscription for a series of American views.

RELATED WORKS: From the same series: “Burning of Savannah” (MESDA 2057), “Lynnhaven Bay” (MESDA 2279.1), “Spirit Creek” (MESDA 2279.2), “Norfolk, From Gosport Virginia” (MESDA 2279.3), “Spirit Creek” (MESDA 3045), “Jones Falls” (MESDA 3227)

DESCRIPTION: Hand tinted aquatint of Bolling’s Dam with buildings in the background and a few people. Title, artist, publisher and date along the bottom of the print.

Originally appeared in the book “Picturesque Views of American Scenery”, published by M. Carey & Son, Philadelphia, 1820-1821.
Credit Line:
MESDA Purchase Fund