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Carl's Mill, Tarrytown, New York
Date: 1851
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Medium: Watercolor, gouache, selective glazing, and graphite on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Overall: 14 1/4 x 20 in. ( 36.2 x 50.8 cm ) mat: 22 x 28 in. ( 55.9 x 71.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Landscape
Credit Line: Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number: 1951.417
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Marks: signature and date: lower right: "W. R. Miller/ 1851" inscription: lower left: "Carl's Mill, Sleepy Hollow/W. R. Miller, N.Y."
Inscribed: Signed and inscribed at the lower right in red watercolor: "W.R. Miller. / .1851."; inscribed at lower left in black ink: "Carl's Mill Sleepy Hollow / W.R. Miller. NY."

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This little mill on the Pocantico River was one of the ancient landmarks of the Sleepy Hollow country of Westchester County immortalized by Washington Irving (1783-1859). A re-rendering by Miller of this picture (oil on academy board, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), signed and dated 1883, was in the collection of the Old Print Shop, New York City, in 1958. The Society also has in its collection a watercolor of the dam at Carl's Mill taken by William Henry Wallace (q.v.) in 1893 after the mill vanished.


N-YHS, 9/11/91 - 11/17/91, New York in Watercolor: The Landscape of William Rickarby Miller