New York: The Battery by Max Pollak

New York: The Battery by Max Pollak

New York: The Battery

Max Pollak

Title

New York: The Battery

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1927  
Technique
color etching & aquatint 
Image Size
12 3/8 x 16 1/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 150  
Annotations
titled, lower left; bears the red stamp F.P.C. for Friedl Pollak Collection; stamped verso: Made in Austria; titled in pencil a second time along the sheet edge in lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
PAKU113 
Price
$3,000.00 
Description
This view shows the southern tip of Manhattan and the New York Harbor. The low building near the water is the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, which was built between 1902 and 1907 by the federal government to house the duty collection operations for the port of New York. The Battery is named for the artillery batteries that were positioned there in the city's early history to protect the settlement.