Harry Fenn (1837-1911). “Art Supplement to Appletons’ Journal.--Fairmount, Philadelphia.”
New York: Appletons’ Journal, September 25, 1869. 8 1/2 x 28. Wood engraving with full hand-coloring. With folds as issued. Some scattered foxing. Else, very good condition. Framed with UV filtering glass. A/A
Harry Fenn, known particularly for his excellent work in Picturesque America
, was one of the best view illustrators of the nineteenth century. This fold-out “art supplement” to Appletons’ Journal
is a fine example of his work. It presents a bustling view of Philadelphia from the Girard Ave. bridge, showing the Schuylkill from that point south as far as the waterworks. Girard College is seen off to the left, and the waterworks, the suspension bridge and the Schuylkill Canal appear in the middle distance. Beautifully colored, this interesting and attractive picture presents us with a privileged look at the Schuylkill waterway of over a century ago.