Villa on the Hudson, near Weehawken
artist: W.H. Bartlett
steel engraving – matted
The Villa, Highwood, located on King's Bluff overlooking the Hudson was the site of the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton July 11, 1804. The foreground, now filled in, is today the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel
image: 4 3/4 x 7″ mat: 11 x 14″
The English illustrator William H. Bartlett traveled throughout the USA in the 19th century. His sketches, focused on landscape and city views, were engraved and featured in the publication American Scenery. Read more about Bartlett’s work.