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Nicolino Calyo : View of the of New York. Governor's Island, and Jersey City from Hoboken
Nicolino Calyo (View of the of New York. Governor's Island, and Jersey City from Hoboken)

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Artist: Nicolino Calyo
Title: View of the of New York. Governor's Island, and Jersey City from Hoboken
Media: Watercolor and gouache on paper, 20 x 28 inches
Description: Inscribed at bottom center: “View of the City of N. York. Governor's Island. Jersey City &tc. taken from Hoboken”

Nicolino Calyo was born in Naples, Italy, where he received art training at the Naples Academy. Finding himself in Malta as an Italian exile, he decided to immigrate to the United States, settling in Baltimore around 1834. Late the following year he moved to New York City, arriving to witness the great fire of December 1835, which he sketched while it burned. Working these sketches into a series of goauche images gained him some notoriety as two were reproduced in aquatint by William James Bennet and enjoyed wide circulation. Around 1850 Calyo went to Spain as a court painter to Queen Maria Christina, returning to New York in 1874.

This view is typical of Calyo's topographically accurate compositions. Calyo favored panoramic scenes which frequently placed the purported subject across a body of water, leaving the near side available for narrative purposes or playful detail.

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