View from Sing-Sing by Jaques Milbert

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“Sing-Sing or Mount Pleasant” by Jaques Milbert

A print from Milbert’s 1828 book, Itinéraire pittoresque du fleuve Hudson et des parties latérales de l’Amérique du Nord, looking north from Sing-Sing. Croton Point can be seen jutting into the river from the right in the middle of the image.

The French artist toured the Hudson River region in the 1820’s and compiled a series of drawings of views he encountered on his trip. Upon his return to Paris, an account of his travels, illustrated with lithographs of the views, introduced the beauties of the Hudson River to the European public.

For more images from this book, along with many other similar works, see the New York Public Library’s Hudson River Portfolio.

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