View up Licking Valley from the Fortifications on Tunnel Hill

Title

View up Licking Valley from the Fortifications on Tunnel Hill

Abstract

Large panorama; "Tree clearing at Tunnell Hill, near Covington" (Frank Leslie's Illustrated, October 4, 1862.

Artist

Date

October 1862?

Transcription

Recto: "From the Fortifications on Tunnel Hill, up the Licking Valley. // All the open spaces are fields, put in good effect of distance. The timber is large and finely grouped, you can make a fine landscape by throwing a soft shadow over the distance at th gap and the middle hills on the left. Foreground on a high hill 200 feet above valley. // Citizens digging rifle pits & felling small trees for abatis. Tuesday. // Fort. Men working. // Independence Pike // C&L R.R. // Foreground small stumps and dry grass."
Verso: No text.

Condition

Dog ear at upper left corner; ripping along fold on right margin.

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

9 x 14 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870
Panoramic views--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

38.1592452, -83.8368648

Source

Original drawing location: CW-HL-KY-10?/62 (Box 5.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4516

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-HL-KY-10?/62

Tags

Citation

Lovie, Henri, “View up Licking Valley from the Fortifications on Tunnel Hill,” The Becker Collection, accessed October 20, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2919.