Morven Museum & Garden

Portrait of Place: Paintings, Drawings and Prints of New Jersey, 1761-1898

Image Credit: Oakland, N.J. Between 1836 and 1848 ARTIST William E. Tucker (signed lower left, “Drawn on the spot by Wm. E. Tucker, Philada.”). Pen and ink, and watercolor, on paper. 8 x 13½ in.

Image Credit: Oakland, N.J. Between 1836 and 1848 ARTIST William E. Tucker (signed lower left, “Drawn on the spot by Wm. E. Tucker, Philada.”). Pen and ink, and watercolor, on paper. 8 x 13½ in.


Portrait of Place: Paintings, Drawings and Prints of New Jersey, 1761-1898

September 28 – January 13, 2013


Portrait of Place: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints of New Jersey, 1761-1898   From the Collection of Joseph J. Felcone

Portrait of Place: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints of New Jersey, 1761-1898

From the Collection of Joseph J. Felcone

 

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.