Exterior of Donaldson's Blithewood

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Subject

Romantic (modern European styles ); Picturesque, the
Annandale-on-Hudson, Dutchess, New York, United States; Hudson River, United States
Donaldson, Robert, 1800-1872

Description

This engraving served as the frontispiece for Andrew Jackson Downing’s Treatise on Landscape Gardening and Rural Architecture. This shows the exterior of Donaldson’s Blithewood. The house faced the river and featured a broad, trellised porch that expanded the living area of the house, and brought people outside to enjoy the beauty of the landscape.

Coverage

Gothic Revival

Publisher

Bard College

Date

ca. 1841

Rights

Prior written permission required to use any photograph from the Bard College Libraries.

Format

engraving

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

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Citation

“Exterior of Donaldson's Blithewood,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed October 18, 2021, http://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/1815.