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The Course of Empire: The Erie Canal and the New York Landscape, 1825-1875

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Pittsford on the Erie Canal

17 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (44.5 x 59.7 cm)

George Harvey
United States (Tottenham, England, 1800 - 1878, England)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on panel
Credit Line: Gift of the Margaret M. McDonald Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 2005.33
Location: Currently on view
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This scene is thought to be in the vicinity of King’s Bend Park just outside of Pittsford Village.

[Gallery label text, 2007]

Victor Spark (dealer), New York, NY; purchased by Perry Rathbone, Boston, MA, ca. 1946; by descent to last owner; (Sotheby's, New York, auction May 18 2005); purchased by the Gallery in 2005

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Seeing America Inservice Materials from a teacher in-service presentation Spring 2008
Art Alive: Pittsford on the Erie Canal Using MAG's Learning to Look/Looking to Learn philosophy, guide students' looking and use open-ended questions to elicit personal responses. Includes many suggestions for classroom activities and connections to reinforce ELA skills.
Seeing America Chapter on George Harvey's Pittsford on the Erie Canal—A Sultry Calm, written by Marjorie B. Searl.
MAGexplore MAGexplore provides in-depth information and close looking at over 200 objects in MAG's collection.
The Historic Waterways Adventure Online Curriculum The Historic Waterways Adventure Online Curriculum is comprised of a series of eight investigations that utilize primary sources: literary transcripts, maps, paintings, sheet music, engravings, reports and other documents from public and private collections, to explore what life was like on the Erie Canal. Pittsford on the Erie Canal is included in a lesson plan entitled "Mules and Horses along the Canal."

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