J.W. Hill, New York, from Brooklyn Heights, aquatint view of the city, engraved by W.J. Bennett after a painting by Hill, 1837 [after 1900]. Estimate: $3,500 to $5,000.
The Decorative Graphics portion of tomorrow’s auction features W.J. Bennett’s aquatint engraving, New York, from Brooklyn Heights, after a painting by J.W. Hill, which depicts a couple with their young children, gazing at Manhattan from their prospect in Brooklyn. The plate for this aquatint came into the hands of the Currier & Ives establishment. Alexandra Peers, in The New York Observer, points out that Furman Street, St. Paul’s, Trinity Church and the Fulton Fish Market are all visible. Read more about the print here.