Croton Point, circa 1869

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This hand-colored engraving, after a painting by William Hart, is from the portfolio Gallery of Landscape Painters—American Scenery published in New York by G.P. Putnam & Sons in 1872.

The view is looking southwest from what we know today as Finney Farm Road. Croton Point is jutting out into the river and the Palisades can be seen in the distance.

William Hart came from a family of artists. His sister, Julia Hart Beers, painted a very similar view of Croton Point. Although the publication of this engraving was 1872, the copyright was 1869—the same year attributed to his sister’s painting. Perhaps they climbed the hill together, each recording the beautiful vistas they saw below.

This image is courtesy of The Old Print Gallery in Washington, D.C., which is offering this print for sale.

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