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Highlands, Hudson River

Pattern Category: Places

Series: Shell Border, Circular Center

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Length: 12.875 inches


Here shown on a shell bordered platter. Both Enoch Wood and Clews produced wonderful views of the Hudson River. Most of Wood's views are from the potter's Shell Border series. The steamboat depicted may be the Chancellor Livingston. The Hudson River becomes narrower and deeper as it passes through this range of mountains, which extend on both sides of the river from Newburgh to Haverstraw Bay. The Highlands are part of a mountain range extending from northern Massachusetts to southern New Jersey. This part of the river became of great strategic importance during the Revolution. Later the artist Thomas Cole often painted the Highlands in his efforts to produce a native art showing the natural splendors of the country.