Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 109

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(COMMERCE & EXPANSION.) Pair of early views of Philadelphia's Fairmount Water Works. Size and condition as noted. Philadelphia, 1824

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These two views commemorate a great engineering feat which provided water to the city of Philadelphia, and also created one of the city's most appealing gathering spots. The structure remains along the banks of the Schuylkill today, downhill from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Cephas G. Childs, engraver; after Thomas Doughty. "To Joseph S. Lewis Esquire, this View of Fair Mount Works, is Inscribed." Engraving, 21 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches; repaired tears in margins, minor edge wear, tastefully conserved. The artist Thomas Doughty was best known as an early member of the Hudson River School. Deák 333. Philadelphia: C.G. Childs, circa 1824.

R. Campbell, engraver; after Thomas Birch. "View of the Dam and Water Works at Fair Mount, Philadelphia." Hand-colored engraving, 11 x 18 inches; mat toning, mount remnants on top edge, 2-inch repaired tear. [Philadelphia]: Edward Parker, 1824.