Steel Engraving, "Eastern View of the Public Square or Green in New Haven CT," circa 1840

Summary

Prolific illustrator John Warner Barber sketched this charming scene of the eastern view of the public square of New Haven, Connecticut. The circa 1840 color engraving depicts a pastoral scene of buildings, people strolling, and a stagecoach.

Prolific illustrator John Warner Barber sketched this charming scene of the eastern view of the public square of New Haven, Connecticut. The circa 1840 color engraving depicts a pastoral scene of buildings, people strolling, and a stagecoach.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Subject Date

circa 1840

Creators

Barber, John Warner, 1798-1885 

Willard, Asaph, 1786-1880 

Creator Notes

Engraved by Asaph Willard, based on artwork by John Warner Barber

Collection Title

Seymour Dunbar Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.129.459

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Colored ink

Technique

Steel engraving (Printing process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.375 in

Width: 8.75 in

Inscriptions

Description beneath: New Haven, Connecticut. Eastern view of the Public Square or Green showing also a stagecoach of the Concord type. Engraved by A. Willard from a sketch by the artist J.W. Barber. Steel engraving, colored. Date: about 1840.

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