To take our minds off shootings, illegal guns, and Flag Day, Gossips shares this painting by Henry Ary, which a reader alerted me to. It is currently for sale on ebay for $45,000.
It is a painting that I have never seen before, showing South Bay from a rare vantage point--somewhere on the southern shore of South Bay looking north. In the center of the painting is the Hudson Iron Works. Included too are the trestles that carried the railroad over the bay.
The painting must date from sometime between 1851, when the Hudson Iron Works was constructed and the Hudson River Railroad was extended to Hudson, and 1859, when Ary died.
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