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New Jersey Remembered: A Seventy-fifth Anniversary; Philadelphia Collection 75; October 2005
 
 
painting
 
Peter Caledon Cameron
(dates unknown)
Sunset over the Salt Meadows
Watercolor on paper, 22 × 32 1/2 inches
Signed and inscribed at lower right: “Tuckerton Salt Meadows/N.J. USA/PCCameron [initials conjoined]”
Label (handwritten in ink on cardboard): “‘Sunset over the Salt-meadows.’/Original study direct from nature/painted by/P. C. Cameron. Philadelphia./Art Master’s Cert 1883./Brit Govt. S. K. London./Note. This picture is of historical interest as the little meadow-island in the middle, known/as Hickory Island, is the spot whereon now stands the tallest building in America,/world-famous as the Tuckerton Wireless Station radio–tower, 860 feet high./When this study was commenced in 1901, the artist lodged at Mott’s oyster-shanty/on Willet’s Thorofare and worked on a platform on the roof of a nearby hut used as a/marine-biological laboratory by the late state-biologist, Prof Julius Nelson of Rutgers Coll./Every year since—say 17 years—the artist took this study with him to the New Jersey/Coast and watched for similar sunset effects in order to make this as perfect as possible./Please do not allow anyone to copy or to photograph this original work of art.”



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