James Hamilton. “Scene on the Schuylkill.”
Philadelphia: Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1845. 5/8 x 6 7/8. Steel engraving. Hand color. Very good condition. A/A
The painting of this view by Irish-born Philadelphian James Hamilton (1819-1878) was engraved by A. W. Graham for Godey’s Lady’s Book in August, 1845. This view of the river is below “Grey’s Ferry where the river widens before joining the Delaware River. This area was a popular destination for boating parties at that time in order to avoid the more congested area above the Fairmount Dam.