Experience New Jersey's Cultural Heritage

Portrait of Place: Paintings, Drawings and Prints of New Jersey, 1761-1898|From the Collection of Joseph J. Felcone

September 28 – January 13, 2013


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Morven Museum & Garden is proud to present the first public appearance of this unmatched collection of New Jersey graphic history assembled by New Jersey collector and bibliographer Joseph Felcone. This exhibit, featuring 120 original works executed between 1761 and 1898, offers a visual iconography of the state beginning with a pre-Revolutionary landscape and ending with a birdseye view of a growing New Jersey city on the eve of the twentieth century.

This exhibition and accompanying catalogue reveal a comprehensive pictorial progression of the Garden State over a 150 year period. Featuring historical prints, picturesque landscapes, political portraits, as well as architectural and city views, Portrait of Place presents visual images that eighteenth- and nineteenth-century residents of New Jersey would have encountered in their day-to-day lives.

A fully illustrated catalogue is available for purchase in the Museum Shop.