One of the most celebrated vistas of early Brooklyn, the view from the Heights was captured from numerous vantage points over many years. Judging from the orientation of this view, the location appears to be right in the midst of the Heights, somewhere between Fulton landing and the Wall Street ferry at Montague. It wouldn’t be long before this pastoral setting would be claimed by the tiers of warehouses engulfing the Heights shores, and such bucolic prospects would only be available from points progressively west.
This is a particularly romantic and rather accomplished depiction, with an illustrative style more common to European artists.
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