City of Washington from beyond the Navy Yard

Title

City of Washington from beyond the Navy Yard

Description

This painting from 1833 was published in New York City in 1834. It shows a view of Washington, DC from Anacostia. The Navy Yard and the Capitol can be seen in the center, while the Arsenal and the White House can be seen toward the left. The ships and ox carts help to show a city on the move, with a growing economy. The large amounts of open space and the rural nature of Anacostia show how 30 years after the federal government relocated to Washington the area was growing slowly into a city.

Source

Library of Congress, View Original.

Coverage

Original Format

Painted with aquatint color.

Description

This painting from 1833 was published in New York City in 1834. It shows a view of Washington, DC from Anacostia. The Navy Yard and the Capitol can be seen in the center, while the Arsenal and the White House can be seen toward the left. The ships and ox carts help to show a city on the move, with a growing economy. The large amounts of open space and the rural nature of Anacostia show how 30 years after the federal government relocated to Washington the area was growing slowly into a city.

Creator

G. Cooke (painter)

Coverage

1830-1859

Source

Library of Congress, View Original.