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Spirit Creek

Hill, John __Engraver ||Shaw, John __After
Place Made:
Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States of America
Date Made:
ink and watercolor on paper
HOA: 11 3/4; WOA: 15
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), “Bolling’s Dam” (MESDA 2081.1), “Lynnhaven Bay” (MESDA 2279.1), “Norfolk, From Gosport Virginia” (MESDA 2279.3), “Spirit Creek” (MESDA 3045), “Jones Falls” (MESDA 3227)

DESCRIPTION: Aquatint on paper. The creek is to the left, and a fence goes across it. A cabin is in the background, and rocks, trees, and other elements of landscapes are in the front. Rain seems to fall from the sky.

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