West Point. James D. Smillie, James Smillie.

West Point.

London: 1845. A handsome view of the Hudson Highlands by James Smillie, known for his exquisite "bank note" engraving. Here is a collaboration of two of the greatest engravers of the 19th century - James David Smillie (1833-1909) and his father, James Smillie (1807-1885). James David could rely on pictorial & bank note engraving as his bread and butter, but he preferred to work as a landscape painter. The artist has added himself to the view, standing upon South Redoubt (now in the Garrison School Forest), looking across the expanse of fields of Garrison proper, to West Point, across the river. Constitution Island visible on the right. His father engraved the view. James David was the engraver for such famous prints as Thomas Cole's "The Voyage of Life" series and "The Rocky Mountains" after Alfred Bierstadt. A finely engraved steel engraving, 6 3/4 x 5" on larger paper, later hand coloring. Very good condition. Item #8798

Price: $125.00

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