WENTWORTH, Thomas Hanford (1781-1849). [Views of Niagara]. Oswego, N.Y, 1821.

Very rare views of Niagara. Artist and hydropower entrepreneur T.H. Wentworth is now most remembered for his views of Niagara Falls, which are described as the "first five of a series" in a contemporary advertisement, although eventually 15 were supposedly created. The last copy to appear at auction is recorded in 1955. Sabin 102633. See also, Arthur and Sybil Kern, "Thomas Hanford Wentworth: Little-known Early American Limner," in Folk Art (2006).

182 x 140mm, 5 plates stab sewn at left-hand margin (some light staining and spotting, closed tear to first plate). Custom chemise and half-morocco slipcase.
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