1862 F. Blumner View of West Point Military Academy and the Hudson River

WestPoint-blumner-1862
$950.00
View on the Hudson at West Point.
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1862 F. Blumner View of West Point Military Academy and the Hudson River

WestPoint-blumner-1862

Scarce view of West Point Military Academy with flag at half-mast following the outbreak of the Amerrican Civil War.
$950.00

Title


View on the Hudson at West Point.
  1862 (undated)    19 x 25 in (48.26 x 63.5 cm)

Description


A rare c. 1862 Frederick Blumner lithograph view of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Hudson River. The view looks out over the Hudson River towards the Military Academy from a high point on the Garrison side of the river, probably the former Ware estate. The bluff of West Point appears at right with military style buildings and the U.S. flag flying at half mast – possibly in recognition of the American Civil War. The river is alive with activity, with the most prominent vessel being the grand paddlewheel steamship, Mary Powell, often called the 'Queen of the Hudson,' which went into service on the Hudson in 1861.

This view was drawn by F. Blumner and printed by Lyon and Company of 147 Spring Street, New York City.

Cartographer


Frederick Blumner (fl c. 1856 – c. 1865) was a German-American landscape and portrait artist active in and around New York City during the middle part of the 19th century. Blumner's work, which was published by a variety of printmakers, is frequently compared to the work of Currier and Ives. Blumner partnered from 1856 to 1860 with Gustave Kraetzner, publishing under the imprint of Blumner and Kraetzner.

Condition


Average. The view itself is crisp and clean with rich color, but the text below the map was cut out and has been reattached to an extended lower margin. Backed on fine linen. Some abrasion due to framing evident in outer margins. Priced accordingly, normally a 2000 USD view.