Portrait of Place: Paintings, Drawings and Prints of New Jersey, 1761-1898
September 28 – January 13, 2013
Funding for the exhibition provided by:
Callaway Henderson | Sotheby’s International Realty
Jack Morton Exhibits
Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission
New Jersey Historical Commission
Wilmington Trust | M&T Bank.
Morven Museum & Garden is proud to present the first public appearance 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.