Portrait of Place: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints of New Jersey, 1761–1898 Now Online at Morven Museum & Garden

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Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Architecture and Architectural History, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Social History / Studies
Portrait of Place: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints of New Jersey, 1761–1898

September 28 — January 13, 2013

Morven Museum & Garden is proud to present an online exhibition of this unmatched collection of New Jersey graphic history assembled by New Jersey collector and bibliographer Joseph Felcone. This exhibit, featuring 120 original works executed between 1761 and 1898, offers a visual iconography of the state beginning with a pre-Revolutionary landscape and ending with a birds eye view of a growing New Jersey city on the eve of the twentieth century.

This exhibition and accompanying catalogue reveal a comprehensive pictorial progression of the Garden State over a 150 year period. Featuring historical prints, picturesque landscapes, political portraits, as well as architectural and city views, Portrait of Place presents visual images that eighteenth- and nineteenth-century residents of New Jersey would have encountered in their day-to-day lives.

Introduction, by Elizabeth G. Allan, Curator

Collector’s Introduction, by Joseph J. Felcone

Photography by Bruce M. White.

Special thanks to Aliza Alperin-Sheriff for compiling images and text for this online exhibition.

Contact Info: 

Debra Lampert-Rudman, M.Ed.

Curator of Education and Public Programs

Morven Museum & Garden

55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540