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New York 1857 - Acquaforte ed acquatinta colorata a mano, 1857 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Da un dipinto di J. Hill. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta coeva, con ampi margini, perfetto stato di conservazione. Magnifica veduta del porto e della baia di Boston. Il punto di vista rivela un porto occupato con navi di tutte le nazioni e tipologie che solcavano le acque. In primo piano pescatori e lavoratori portuali, sullo sfondo il Bunker Hill Monument e campanili vari chiaramente visibili. Charles Mottram è stato incisore inglese ad acquatinta e maniera nera attivo nel 19° secolo, molto attivo nell’uso delle lastre acciaiate. Il suo lavoro comprende un vasto corpus di vedute e illustrazioni, molte tratte da dipinti. Dimensioni 990 x 685. An extremely attractive panoramic view of Boston Harbor by J. Hill and Charles Mottram. The view reveals a busy harbor with ships of all nations and types plying the waters. In the foreground fisherman and dockworkers ply their trade. In the background the Bunker Hill Monument as well as various church steeples are clearly visible. Charles Mottram was an English steel plate, aquatint, and mezzotint engraver active in the 19th century. His work includes a vast corpus of views and illustrations ranging from engraved issues of famous paintings to unique city views. Mottram's work is admired application to steel plates of "sky tints" with the use of a ruling machine. Size 990x685. Dimensioni
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