Unattributed. "Castle Garden, 1850".
New York: Jacques and Brother, 1850. 13 1/2 x 20. Chromolithograph. Large margins. Very good condition. Deak: Picturing New York, p.66.
Castle Garden, also known as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton, is a circular sandstone fort and national monument in Battery Park at the southern tip of New York City. This wonderful scene depicts Castle Garden surrounded by water prior to it physically becoming a part of Manhattan. Many people are shown strolling along Battery Park with ships and boats in the distance of New York Bay. This print is an enlarged version of an earlier print issued about 1840 by the lithographer D. W. Lewis. Little is known about the publishers of this print, but they were mostly known for printing a large number of illustrated sheet music covers from 1846-1852. A wonderful and tranquil scene of this famous New York City landmark.