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|Artist: ||William Lees Judson|
|Title: ||Steamboat Leaving Camden Pier|
|Media: ||Oil on canvas, 11 1/4 × 9 inches|
|Description: ||Signed at lower right: “W. L. Judson”|
Inscribed in pencil on stretcher verso: “Judson”
Judson probably painted this view of the Camden ferry in 1876, when he is
known to have attended the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia with the young
Canadian artist Paul Peel (1860–1892). The various ferries that offered transportation
from Camden to Philadelphia from different points along the east side of the
Delaware River had operated since the late seventeenth century and contributed
greatly to the city’s economic growth.1 This river view is very similar to
some of the illustrations that Judson made for A Tour of the Thames,
an account of traveling by skiff down the Canadian river Thames.
1. For a summary of the ferries that
operated between Philadelphia and Camden, see J. Thomas Scharf and Thompson
Westcott, History of Philadelphia, 1609–1884 (Philadelphia: L.
H. Everts and Co.), vol. 3, p. 2139.
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|Price: ||This item is no longer available for sale|
|Inventory: ||RS 2163|
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|Category: ||•a:American•a:Canadian•a:New York•harbor•marine•New Jersey•nineteenth century•ship•|