Columbia Grove

Columbia Grove, The Whaling Museum, 90.01_cropped.jpg
Columbia Grove, The Whaling Museum, 90.01.jpg

Dublin Core


Columbia Grove


Harbor; Waterscape; Marine; Wharf; Resort; Hotel; Briggs, N.S.; Van Ausdall, George


Watercolor, gouache, and lead pencil on brown paper presenting a view of Columbia Grove, beachside entertainment venue for tourists and locals located on the western shore of Lloyd Neck. Foreground and midground divided horizontally into three sections; far left contains water extending towards the background following the shoreline, swimmers scattered in the shallow water, two boats with fishermen and beachgoers navigate the deeper water; further beyond is a steamship named "Gen. Sedgewick" flying a flag that reads "Briggs Excursions", moored along a wharf extending into deeper water featuring a sign close to shore that reads "Boats to Let."; mouth of Oyster Bay Harbor beyond, waters populated with small vessels navgiating its waters. Center foreground and midground consist of the sandy beach along the shoreline with a main bathhouse labeled "Bathing Houses to Let."; numerous beachgoers crowding the area surrounding the structure; tall flagpole and additional buildings beyond, one labeled "Sample Room." Foreground and midground to far right depicts a dirt road curving towards the back right, several horsedrawn carriages with passengers traveling both directions along the road; billboard on right side of road labeled "Columbia Grove N.S. Briggs Sole Agent 384 West Street. N.Y. Geo. Van Ausdall Proprietor Cold Spring L.I."; pedestrians crowding the area, several swinging on swingsets beyond billboard and adjacent to the shore of Lloyd Harbor to far right; building titled "Restaurant" beyond the swingset; gazebo located further into midground flying flag labeled "The Sylvan Spring"; background featuring forested hills with scattered crowds of people throughout. Sky above with white-highlighted clouds throughout. Picture bordered in thick white pigment and labeled below "Columbia Grove. Lloyd Neck. L.I. geo. Van Ausdall. Proprietor."


Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist]


Edward Lange (1946-1912), Columbia Grove, 1881, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 21.25 x 29 in. (framed), Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Gift of Harriet Valentine, 90.01




21.25 x 29 in. (framed)




Signed lower left corner, "Edward Lange. Artist. Elwood. Suffolk Co. N.Y. 1881"


Watercolor, gouache, and lead pencil on paper

Spatial Coverage

New York; Suffolk County; Town of Huntington; Lloyd Harbor

Rights Holder

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Gift of Harriet Valentine, 90.01


Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist], “Columbia Grove,” The Art of Edward Lange , accessed July 14, 2024,