This black and white historical engraving, titled "Washington Welcoming the Provision Trains at Newburgh, New York, in 1778" is based off a painting by Imogene Robinson Morrell. It was engraved in 1877 by C. Tomkin. This is one of the first published engravings completed by Tomkin. The print shows General George Washington, his officers, and troops hailing a provision wagon train as it approaches their encampment. During the war, Washington had headquarters at the Hasbrouk House, located in Newburgh. He held command there during the final year of the American Revolution. From that location, he issued the Proclamation of Peace, which brought an end to the Revolutionary War.
Imogene Robinson Morrell was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Her maiden name was Robinson, and in 1869 she married Abram Morrell. She began her art education at the age of sixteen in Newark, New Jersey, and subsequently continued it in New York City. After teaching art in Charlestown and Auburndale, Massachusetts, she went to Dusseldorf, Germany in 1856, where she was a pupil of Adolf Schroedter and of Camphausen, the court painter. In 1864 she visited Paris and studied under Francois Louis Francais and Thomas Couture.
Her principal paintings during her ten year sojourn in the French capital were "The First Battle of the Puritans" and "Washington Welcoming the Provision Trains at Newburgh, New York, in 1778". She also painted a "Historical Portrait of General John A. Dix," which was afterward purchased for the capitol at Washington (1882), and portraits of Howell Cobb and John C. Spencer, ex-secretaries of the United States Treasury. Her two large historical pictures, "Washington Welcoming the Provision Trains" and the "Battle of the Puritans," have been highly praised both in this country and in France.
Good condition overall. Black and white engraving, as issued. Light toning overall, but otherwise paper is healthy. Publication line intact at bottom margin. Presented with a cream top mat. Unframed Dimensions: 20" x 30" (sight).
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