Indian Brook dans la campagne de Cpte Phillips. Indian Brook in the residence of Captn Phillips.

Paris & London: Ardit & Coindet, 1830. A striking color lithograph of Indian Brook in Garrison, NY with the rushing waterfall plunging into a quiet pool where two deer browse in the foreground. From Jacques Milbert's superlative collection of views entitled "Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales de l'Amerique du Nord...". Milbert, who trained as an engineer, came to the United States in 1815 and stayed for 7 years. As drawing was a compulsory part of any engineers training, he was to show his talent in the quality of the 53 views he made of places he visited. They form one of the most accurate portrayals of the Northeast in the period. They are also an early example of the use of lithography for topographical prints. 'As an artist, Milbert loved to paint American landscapes, particularly those which showed the Hudson, "King of Rivers," flowing majestically through the mountains .... The pictures of what he saw, as of the time he drew them, constitute a unique and valuable record.' (Sherman, 'A French Explorer in the Hudson Valley'). Titles in French, English, Latin and German; N°9. Pl. 1. Lithograph with handsome later hand color, a small amount of very faint foxing at margins, otherwise very good condition. Item #24197

Price: $475.00

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