by [After Smillie, James]: Sarony & Major, Lithographers
New York: Published by Williams and Stevens, 353 Broadway, 1849. Handcolored lithograph, image 11 3/4 x 16 inches, full margins. Title and legend in lower margin. Uniformly but lightly browned. An interesting panorama of downtown New York City, peopled with stylish Manhattaners, their horses and coaches. In addition to the superb depiction of Union Park and its great fountain, this print provides an excellent architectural view of the Church of the Puritans, the Spingler Institute, and Calvary Church. James Smillie (Scottish, 1807-85; active in the United States after 1829), elected to the National Academy of Design in 1851, was widely known for his American city and country scenes. His principal livelihood came from the engraving of bank notes. The lithography firm of Sarony & Major was established in 1846 by Napleon Sarony and Henry B. Major, former employees of Nathaniel Currier. GROCE & WALLACE, pp.558,585. (Inventory #: WRCAM24985)
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