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View on the Potomac, Virginia.

Artist/Maker:
Jeakes, J. ||Roberts, William __After
Place Made:
London Great Britain
Date Made:
1810
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
HOA: 15 1/4; WOA: 19 3/4
Accession Number:
3424.4
Description:
William Roberts recorded a variety of picturesque scenery on his 1803-1804 journey through Virginia. This aquatint depicts a scene on the upper Potomac River, probably near its junction with the Shenandoah River at Harper’s Ferry.

DESCRIPTION: Aquatint on paper, “View on the Potomac, Virginia.” Landscape scene of river.

INSCRIPTION: Watermarked paper: “J. WHATMAN/ 1808.” Matting is inscribed on left: “Drawn by W. Roberts, Esq.” Matting is inscribed on right: “Engraved by J. Jeakes.” Below the caption, is another inscription stating: “Published by Mssrs. Colnaghi and Co./ Cokspur [Cockspur] Street, London 1st March 1810.” On the back: “Mr. Burton/ 91 Glocester Place/ Por_.”

History:
Descended in the family of the artist, William Roberts, to his daughter Grace (Roberts) Burton, to her son Sir Charles Burton.
Credit Line:
Gift of G. Wilson Douglas, Jr. and Douglas Battery Fund