Staten Island and the Narrows from Fort Hamilton, New York: Study for a Lithograph
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on heavy watercolor paper
Overall: 18 3/8 x 29 in. (46.7 x 73.7 cm)
This is a view from Fort Hamilton on the west shore of Long Island across the Narrows and upper New York harbor. Fort Hamilton, Fort Lafayette and Fort Richmond (later renamed Fort Wadsworth) helped to protect New York against enemy attack. The scene of this view now includes the site of the Verrazono-Narrows Bridge. This watercolor is attributed to Fammy Palmer solely on the basis of her rendition of the study published by Currier and Ives in 1861.
Gift of Mrs. Susie Cruikshank Snyder
Edwin Allen Cruikshank, New York City; Mrs. Susie Cruikshank Snyder
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.