Steel Engraving, "Newport, Rhode Island," 1831

Summary

This engraving of Newport, Rhode Island, was published in London in 1831. The engraving features a picturesque view of the town, the shore, and a windmill. Newport was an early whaling town and played a pivotal role in the "Triangle Trade" of slaves, sugar, and rum. By the mid-19th century Newport was becoming a resort town for the wealthiest Americans.

This engraving of Newport, Rhode Island, was published in London in 1831. The engraving features a picturesque view of the town, the shore, and a windmill. Newport was an early whaling town and played a pivotal role in the "Triangle Trade" of slaves, sugar, and rum. By the mid-19th century Newport was becoming a resort town for the wealthiest Americans.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Subject Date

1831

Creators

Wall, G. 

Fenner, Sears & Co. 

I.T. Hinton & Simpkin & Marshall 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England, London 

Creator Notes

Engraved by Fenner, Sears & Co., based on a sketch by G. Wall, and published by I.T. Hinton & Simpkin & Marshall

Collection Title

Seymour Dunbar Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.129.465

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Steel engraving (Printing process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10.5 in

Inscriptions

Description beneath: Newport, Rhode Island. View of the town, windmill and shore line. From a sketch by the artist G. Wall. Steel engraving. Published in London. Date: 1831

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