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The Delaware Water Gap

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George INNESS , 1825 - 1894

The Delaware Water Gap


Date: about 1857
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 90.5 x 138.5 cm
Acquisition credit: Bequeathed to the Tate Gallery by J. Sanders Slater in 1939 and transferred in 1956

The train on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad, completed in 1855, steams towards us, in contrast to the raft moving slowly upstream. The view is from the Pennsylvania shore of the Delaware river. The further shore is in New Jersey. In the distance is the Gap, through which the Delaware cuts into the Kittatinny Mountains. This picture is the first of several versions of this subject by the artist.

Subjects

Land, Sea & City

Keywords

Animals, Transportation, Waterways, Marine, Rail, River life, Rivers, Rafts, Locomotives, Train, River Banks, Animal, Transport, Watercourses, Water, Waterway, Railways, Railway, Railroad, Railroads, River scenes, Riverine, River, Loco, Engines, River Bank, Mountains, Rail Networks, Landscapes, Outdoor, Cows, Peaceful, Calm, Idyllic, Picturesque, Passes, Ranges, Ridges, Train Track, Train Tracks, Natural Landscapes, Waterscapes, Horizontal, Mountain, Mount, Landscape, views, view, scenes, scene, scape, Outside, Outdoors, Exterior, Exteriors, Open air, Openair, Cattle, Pass, Rail Track, Railtrack, Traintrack, Railway Track, Traintracks, Rail Tracks, Railtracks, Railway Tracks, Natural Landscape, Scenery, Scenic, Waterscape, Water scape, Water scapes, Tranquil, Peacefulness, Tranquility, Skies, Sunshine, Clouds, Rainbow, Sky, Cloud, Sun shine, Sunny, Locomotive, Delaware River, Lackawanna, Western railroad, steam, Pennsylvania, shore, New Jersey, Water Gap, Kittatinny Mountains, steam, grass, mist, misty

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