The Falls of Niagara

  • William Birch, The Falls of Niagara, ca. 1827, enameled copper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1980.37

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This miniature shows the American falls at Niagara, seen from below. This unusual view is explained by the artist, who wrote on the back: “This wild oblique sketch from the corner of the falls of Niagara . . . gives in my opinion a greater idea of the magnitude than the front view where the distance necessary loses its immensity.”

Title
The Falls of Niagara
Artist
Date
ca. 1827
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (6.7 x 5.7 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
enameled copper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – New York – Niagara Falls
  • Landscape – waterfall – Niagara Falls
  • Figure group
Object Number
1980.37
Palette
Linked Open Data
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