Roast Dish (New York from Heights Brooklyn)
On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
The source for both of these views is the Hudson River Port Folio (1821–26), a collection of prints based on paintings by William Guy Wall (1792–1864). For this series, Wall followed a popular tourist route up the Hudson River by steamboat, sketching the scenery along the way. Many of his pictures were subsequently reproduced on tablewares by English potteries seeking to capitalize on the demand for American landscape imagery.
Marks: Impressed "STEVENSON WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" in double circle with crown inside.
Blue printed eagle looking left with "E PLURIBUS UNUM" on scroll in beak, olive branch and arrows in talons, "New York From Heights Near Brooklyn" printed in arch above, "W.G. Wall Esq." in script under eagle's right wing.
Gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt
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Andrew Stevenson (1808-1829). Roast Dish (New York from Heights Brooklyn), ca. 1825. Earthenware, 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt, 12.900.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 12.900.3_glass_bw.jpg)
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Source of view: painting by William Guy Wall, engraved by I. J. Hill, published by W.G. Wall, 1823.
Vegetable dish, earthenware, chamfered corners, slightly scalloped outline, blue transfer printed decoration. Lacks cover.
Border: Flowers and scrolls; View: New York from heights near Brooklyn. Foreground: two figures on bluff, one lolling on ground, other standing with bundle tied to stock over shoulder. Trees and rocks to left, bluff sloping to river on right with a few trees on the lower slope. Middle ground: River with spit of land coming out from right. Buildings and shrubs on spit of land.
Five sailboats beyond in the river, some with sails up. Windmill and (?) lighthouse to right. Distance: waterfront of far bank, with many more ships, buildings behind, nine cupolas and /or steeples. Woodlands beyond with clouds above.
Maker: Andrew Stevenson
Condition: Chip out glaze in bottom border, also at top right border. Crazing on front and back.
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