Norfolk from Gosport, Virginia, 1819

  • M. Carey and Son, American
  • John Hill, English, 1770-1850
  • Joshua Shaw, English, 1776-1860

Aquatint and etching printed in black ink, colored by hand on wove paper

  • Framed: Plate: 12 × 15 1/4 inches (30.5 × 38.7 cm) Sheet: 14 3/4 × 20 1/2 inches (37.5 × 52.1 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Thomas M. Ball

49.356

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Aquatint
  • Aquatint
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Ships
  • Cityscape
  • Etching
  • Seascape
  • Philadelphia

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Painted by J. Shaw. Inscribed, lower center: NORFOLK; FROM GOSPORT, VIRGINIA. | Published by M. Carey & Son Philadelphia. Inscribed, lower right: Engraved by J. Hill.

Provenance

The Rosenbach Company (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA). 1949-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

John Hill; after Joshua Shaw, Norfolk from Gosport, Virginia, 1819, aquatint and etching printed in black ink, colored by hand on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. Thomas M. Ball, 49.356.