VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832), from the book "Picturesque Views of American Scenery," published by Mathew Carey & Son, Philadelphia, c. 1820. Hand tinted aquatint on wove paper. Depicts trees and a partially submerged dock the foreground; a building with flags across the water and a dock with several boats; across the bay in the distance are white buildings with red roofs and a windmill. This scarce print is based on a painting or drawing by Joshua Shaw. Shaw was born in England in 1776 or 1777, came to Philadelphia in 1817, and traveled throughout the South making sketches and taking subscription for a series of American views. Another example is in the collection of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. Housed under glass in a narrow ebonized frame. Image – 9 3/4" H x 13 1/2" W. Sight – 12" H x 15" W. Framed – 21 1/2" H x 24" W. Provenance: the collection of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Hinge mounted. 1" repaired losses in both upper right and lower left corners; 3/4" tear upper right edge, extending into margin; crease lower right edge extending 1/2" into image; overall toning and fading; spot of foxing to lower left margin, scattered creasing.
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