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Boston from the Dorchester Heights

GC002.01.MA.0650.007 (RS97473)

Description

This engraving is a detailed, sunlit view of Boston and its harbor from Dorchester Heights. The foreground shows the American flag on the right and people milling about the small, grassy knolls.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1838
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1921-12-13
Physical Description
1 engraving
Dimensions
11x 8 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR6
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Virginia Stockwell, 1921
GUSN
198225
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.0650.007

Record details

Originator
Bartlett, William Henry, 1809-1854 (Artist)
Virtue, George, 1793?-1868 (Publisher)
Willmore, James Tibbetts, 1800-1863 (Engraver)
Descriptive Terms
capital cities
distant views
harbors
Material Type
engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Massachusetts State House (Boston, Mass.)
Notes
Handwritten note on item record: "hand-colored state [short, illegible word] same plate exists in: Dorchester Heights file as #340
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Views of the City
Physical Access Restrictions
Excellent

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