"Interieur de New York Rue de Provost et Chapel / Interior of New York, Provost and Chapel Street", Milbert, J.
Subject: New York City, New York
Period: 1870 (circa)
Publication: Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales
Color: Black & White
11.9 x 8.3 inches
30.2 x 21.1 cm
Jacques-Gerard Milbert was a French naturalist and artist who spent 8 years in the United States traveling and recording his experiences. In 1828-29 he published Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales, which included 54 views of various places he had visited in the northeast US, accompanied by rich text describing his experiences with the people, culture, religion, and native fauna and flora. Milbert's views are notable for their artistic value and for serving as early examples of lithography. A handful of lithographers were commissioned to transfer Milbert's drawings onto stone, including Adam, Bichebois, Deroy, Dupressoir, Jacottet, Joly, Sabatier, Tirpenne and Villeneuve, and the work was published by Henry Gaugain.
This view depicts the a wintry scene at the intersection of Provost and Chapel Streets, now known as West Broadway and Franklin Street in Manhattan. This is a later edition, published by Imprimerie Lithog de Ligny Freres in Paris.
References: Deak #299.
Very light toning with a few spots of foxing, printed on lightly speckled paper.