Seven Views of Setauket
Seven Views of Setauket
Harbor; Collage; Panorama; Marine; Waterscape; Boat; Sailboat; Composite
India ink and gouache on pink and blue tinted paper depicting seven scenes including a panorama of Setauket Harbor and various buildings in the town, components matted in one frame and would have been elements of a collage originally. Top picture is a panoramic view of Setauket Harbor measuring six inches by eighteen inches; foreground consists of grassy bank with trees lining the waterfront, three figures sitting at bench to the right, dirt road curving through the scene in far left corner, man and woman in single-horse carriage traveling along road, woman and child walking along path to center left; midground depicts waters of the harbor spreading horizontally across, several sailboats and rowboats in center, additional boats moored near wharf to center left, clustered buildings on far bank to left side, larger factory structure atop hill to center left and beyond the wharf, rolling hill to far right with several lone residential structures; several steeples rising in the background above the treeline, rolling hills beyond; sky above awash in grey and white tones; picture labeled center bottom "Setauket. L.I.". Six additional, smaller pictures clustered beneath the larger panorama. Far left image measures two and a half inches by one and three quarters inches, depicts Old Field Point lighthouse and adjacent structures, waters of the harbor in the background, several figures moving around the buildings, labeled "Old Field Point". Center left image measures three inches by two and seven eighths inches, depicts the Methodist Episcopal Church in center behind white picket fencing, two pedestrians traveling by, image framed on either side by small trees, labeled "The Meth. Epis. Church" at bottom. Top image in the center measures two and three eighths inches by three and three quarters inches, depicts the West Setauket School House with the Episcopal Church behind it to the right, schoolchildren clustered in the yard in front of the school, dirt road curving through the yard in front, lone rider on white horse traveling along road to the left, framing tree positioned to far left in the immediate foreground, labeled "W. Setauket School H & Episcopal Church" at top. Bottom image in the center measures two and three eighths inches by three and three quarters inches, depicts several storefronts on the far side of a pond, several figures walking or riding along the far bank in front of the stores, labelled "The Stores Near the Pond at West Setauket" across top. Center right image measures three inches by two and seven eighths inches, depicts Presbyterian Church next to graveyard behind white picket fence, three figures walking along path in front of fence, labeled "The Presbyt. Church" along bottom. Far right image measures two and a half inches by one and three quarters inches, depicts the East Setauket School House, six figures in front yard scattered around, several trees framing to the right and left sides, labeled "E. Setauket School" along bottom.
Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist]
Edward Lange (1846-1912), Seven Views of Setauket, n.d., India ink and gouache on paper, 17.25 x 23.25 in. (framed), Long Island Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Melville, 1976, 1976.017.0062
17.25 x 23.25 in. (framed)
Signed lower right of upper picture, "For Sale by Edw. Lange Artist Elwood. Suff. Co. N.Y."
India ink and gouache on paper
New York; Suffolk County; Town of Brookhaven; Setauket-East Setauket
Long Island Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Melville, 1976, 1976.017.0062
Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist], “Seven Views of Setauket,” The Art of Edward Lange , accessed June 10, 2023, https://edwardlange.omeka.net/items/show/55.