Falls on the Lackawana, Pa.

Title

Falls on the Lackawana, Pa.

Creator

Artist unknown
American, 19th century?
After Edwin Whitefield
American, b. England, 1816–1892
Printed by Francis Michelin, New York
Published by H. Long & Brother

Date

1846

Description

From the series North American Scenery

The views were issued, four at a time, in seven monthly installments beginning in January 1846, together with explanatory texts for each of the scenes by the well-known New York bibliophile John Keese.

While the prospectus for North American Scenery called for “engravings printed in tints,” the sheets are in fact hand-colored lithographs. And although Whitefield would later become proficient in lithography, it’s likely that, at this point in his career, his drawings were transferred to stone by artists in the employ of the companies contracted to print the lithographs. As was customary at the time, each sheet would have then been decorated, usually in watercolor, by a second group of artists following a colored model supplied by Whitefield.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Partial gift and purchase from John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager

Identifier

86.613

Source

John C. O'Connor and Ralph M. Yeager Collection, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Lithograph with hand coloring; 8 x 11 in. (20.3 x 28 cm)

Coverage

United States, Pennsylvania, Lackawanna (county)