Twilight, Passage of the Juniata through the Warrior Mountain

Title

Twilight, Passage of the Juniata through the Warrior Mountain

Creator

John Hill
American, b. England, 1770–1850
After E. Van Blon
American, 1803–1891
Published in 1827 by Fielding Lucas, Jr., American, 1781–1854.

Description

From Lucas’ Progressive Drawing Book.

Fielding Lucas, Jr., was primarily a cartographer who not only drew but also surveyed a number of the towns he was responsible for mapping. Early in his career he worked with publishers in Philadelphia; however, in 1823 he opened his own publishing firm in Baltimore, where he became the first successful commercial mapmaker in that city. He also took on other publishing projects, such as the drawing book for which these prints served as illustrations. Although issued under his name, Lucas’ Progressive Drawing Book—essentially an instruction manual for artists—was the brainchild of John Hazelhurst Boneval Latrobe, who wrote the text and provided watercolors for the illustrations under the pseudonym E. van Blon.

The three-volume book contained a total of thirty-eight intaglio plates, of which seventeen were aquatints engraved by John Hill, who specialized in the medium. Thirteen of these were colored by hand, apparently before they were bound with the text for publishing.

Adapted from the entry written by Judith Hansen O’Toole for the 1980 Pennsylvania Prints exhibition catalogue.

Contributor

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

Identifier

86.601

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

Aquatint and etching with hand coloring; 9-1/8 x 12-1/16 in. (23.2 x 30.7 cm)

Coverage

United States, Maryland, Allegany (county)