Print (Etching)

  • Title:

    FEDERAL HALL/ The Seat of CONGRESS

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Amos Doolittle (Engraver)

    Peter Lacour (Draftsman)

  • Place of Origin:

    New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1790

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Line Etched with burin work, Engraved, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.0816 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1957.0816 A

Object Name

Print (Etching)

Title

FEDERAL HALL/ The Seat of CONGRESS

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Amos Doolittle (Engraver)
05/18/1754-01/30/1832
References: Groce and Wallace, Artists in America (1957). Doolittle is perhaps less remembered for his cartographic works - he produced many of the early best maps of New England, most notably for Mathew Carey in Philadelphia.

Peter Lacour (Draftsman)

Place of Origin

New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, New England, United States, North America

Date

1790

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left beneath image; Peter Lacour delin.
2. Inscription; Lower right beneath image; A. Dolittle Sculp\t.
3. Inscription; Bottom center; Printed & Sold by A. Doolittle New-Haven 1790

Subjects

American Eagle; Building view; George Washington; Historical

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Line Etched with burin work, Engraved, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

18.25 (H) , 14.4 (W) , 16.5 (Image H) , 12.7 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

46.35 (H) , 36.6 (W) , 16.5 (Image H) , 12.7 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Plate H (at left): 16.7 in. (42.3 cm). Plate W (at bottom): 12.8 in. (32.6 cm).

Watermark

none

Coloring

Hand colored with transparent watercolors

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 287, p. 408.
[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1991 To Please Every Taste: Eighteenth-Century Prints from the Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 14, pp.64-5.
[Book] Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc. & The Walpole Society. 1963 Prints pertaining to America: a list of publications in English, relating to prints about that portion of America now included in the United States with emphasis on the period 1650-1850: and a checklist of prints in an exhibition to commemorate the 1962. 99 p.
Published: no. 63, p. 32.
[Article] Richards, Nancy E. 10//1971 The print collection at Winterthur, Part I. Antiques. 100 (4): 586-590.
Published: fig. no. 5, p. 590.
[Book] Minardi, Lisa. 2011 Pastors & Patriots: The Muhlenberg Family of Pennsylvania.
Published: p. 58, fig. 3.14.
[Book] Stauffer, David McNeely. 1907 American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel.
Print listed as no. 533.
[Article] Minardi, Lisa. 2014 Adam Hains and the Philadelphia-Reading Connection. American Furniture. 143-201.
Published: p. 161, fig. 33.
[Book] 2013 Understanding the American Promise: A History, Volume I: To 1877: A History of the United States. 1.

[Book] Stokes, I. N. Phelps & Haskell, Daniel Carl. 1932 American Historical Prints: Early Views of American Cities, Etc.
35-36, 1789--B-124