Item No: pdcc00616
Title: View of Part of Philadelphia, Penn. June 1796
Print and Picture Collection
Original watercolor drawing of a rural scene with a large tree in the foreground framing a view of the city in the distance. A small family group picnic under the tree, and a horse stands by a furrowed field, unhitched from its plough. A small boat is being rowed on a millpond below the field; the mill and its outbuildings line the water's edge. Farm houses and country mansions dot the landscape. In the middle distance a horseback rider gallops across an open field toward the town center.
Signed and dated in pencil on lower margin. Inscription in pen on verso of mounting paper reads: View of part of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drawn by C. C. Milbourne June 1796.
A917.481 P536 v.7
Milbourn, C. C. - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler