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Title Print: "View up the Hudson From Sybil's Cave Hoboken" Artist: R. Gignoux. Engraver: W.G. Jackman. N.d., ca. 1842-1847.
Object Name Print
Catalog Number 2005.053.0004
Collection Hoboken 19th C. Images Collection
Credit Gift of Paul Neshamkin.
Scope & Content Print: " View up the Hudson. From Sybil's Cave Hoboken "
Artist: Regis Francois Gignoux. Engraver: W.G. Jackman.
No date, circa 1842-1847.

Digital file only; museum does not hold original. Engraving was on cream wove paper, no watermark. See archives 2013.026.0001 for a hand-colored copy of this engraving.

It is an early view of River Walk and Sybil's Cave showing a bucolic Hoboken and a placid Hudson River with three sailboats in view. Visitors are seen at the Cave and in the distance along River Walk heading towards Elysian Fields.

Landscape painter Gignoux (1816-1882) was born and trained in France; active in America as part of the Hudson River School from 1840 to the 1870s. The oil painting that this engraving was based upon has not been found listed in any on-line records. The date attribution is apparently based on other New Jersey scenes done by him in this period. See notes for information about the engraver.
Notes W. G. Jackman was originally from England, but came to the United States in 1841, where he established a business in New York. He did most of his work for the Harpers, Putnams and Appletons, all New York publishers. He excelled as an engraver of portraits and subject plates, using the stipple and the line methods. Jackman also did a few portraits using the mezzotint technique for Harper & Brothers.
Date 1842 -1847
Year Range from 1842
Year Range to 1847
Search Terms Sybil's Cave
Hudson River
River Walk
Caption cropped to image, adjusted
Imagefile 037\20050530004.tif
Classification Real Estate
Historic Sites