View of Verplanck’s Point from the Hudson River
Artist Charles Willson Peale, a Revolutionary War veteran, painted this view of Verplanck’s Point from the water of the Hudson River in 1801. The Continental Army’s flotilla from West Point to Verplanck’s Point in 1782 sailed south down the Hudson River. Peale’s view was painted while sailing north.
Verplanks Point, sailing up the river
Painted by Charles Willson Peale
June 22, 1801
Watercolor, Ink, Paper
Courtesy American Philosophical Society