Vue de New York Arrivee du Transatlantique 1820

Vue de New York Arrivée du Transatlantic 1820
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17503
Building: 
Current Location: 
Staff Elevator
Floor: 
4th
Object Description
Artist Dates: 
1818-1886
Artist Nationality: 
French
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a print of an engraving/etching by Louis Le Breton completed in 1820.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Plexi
Length: 
26 1/4 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
22 1/2 inches
Description: 

Louis Le Breton specialized in marine paintings which he created while working for the French Navy. This particular work depicts a view of ships arriving in the New York harbor from a transatlantic voyage. The foremost and largest ship dons a French flag and American flag. Other watercrafts head in various directions, leaving planes of colliding choppy wakes behind them. The city rests on the horizon beneath what must have been the gray sky of an overcast day. The ultra-precise details achieved through the etching process create a haze of mast ropes and building spires on the horizon. Bright colors used in on ships and flags dot the composition, but the deep green of the water in the harbor below cools the scene. The title and date of the work are included in script along the bottom of the print.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes