A View of Harper's Ferry | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society

Painting

A View of Harper's Ferry

A View of Harper's Ferry | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
Business with <i>Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper</i> took Hölzlhuber to New York, and from there he also visited Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington. He traveled up the Potomac River to Harper's Ferry, the location of John Brown's later raid in 1859. The landscape there reminded him of Saxon Switzerland. Featured here is a view from above the town, facing the Potomac, with a church in the foreground and mountains on the horizon. A steam train advances along the riverside track.  Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
DESCRIPTION
Business with Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper took Hölzlhuber to New York, and from there he also visited Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington. He traveled up the Potomac River to Harper's Ferry, the location of John Brown's later raid in 1859. The landscape there reminded him of Saxon Switzerland. Featured here is a view from above the town, facing the Potomac, with a church in the foreground and mountains on the horizon. A steam train advances along the riverside track. Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:28121
Creation Date:circa 1857
Creator Name:Hölzlhuber, Franz, 1826-1898
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Collection Name:Franz Hölzlhuber, 1826-1898 : Sketches and associated materials, 1856-1860, 1959
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:PH 3131.21
Original Dimensions:5.5 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is one of forty-two watercolor drawings from a sketchbook by Holzlhuber, documenting his trip to the U.S., especially to Wisconsin and Canada in 1856-1860.
SUBJECTS
Shorelines
Church buildings
Cities and towns
Formations (Geology)
Mountains
Railroads
Rivers

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