Boston from the Dorchester Heights

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

distant views
capital cities
harbors
engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR6

Physical Description

1 engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1921-12-13

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.0650.007

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

11 x 8 1/2 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Virginia Stockwell, 1921

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Bartlett, William Henry, 1809-1854 (Artist)
Willmore, James Tibbetts, 1800-1863 (Engraver)
Virtue, George, 1793?-1868 (Publisher)

Material Type

engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Accruals Note

Handwritten note on item record: "hand-colored state [short, illegible word] same plate exists in: Dorchester Heights file as #340

Restrictions

Excellent

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Views of the City