This early 19th century oil on artist board folk art painting depicts a flat boat on the Hudson River near the Palisades. The flatboat / keelboat, features five long sweeping oars and a small cabin for protection from the elements. Six men and one hardy woman are visible manning the boat while two young children watch from the relative safety of the cabins entryway. The shoreline features a view of the homes and buildings as well as the palisade cliffs. A similar, yet slightly earlier, view of the shoreline is visible in William Joys "FORCING THE HUDSON RIVER PASSAGE" which depicts the Hudson River at the Palisades during the time of the Revolutionary War. This outstanding painting allows one a view of everyday life and travel in the early 19th century that is seldon seen and less often available.
Dimensions: Height 11" Width 14 1/2" Frame Height 13 3/4" Width 17 1/4"
Price $ 1275.00