Thistlethwaite Americana | A View of the Natural Bridge in Virginia
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A View of the Natural Bridge in Virginia

After Baron D. Turpin

Dated 1787

Copperplate engraving, published in the Columbia Magazine

8″ H; 10″ W


One of the Chastellux images was almost immediately appropriated by an American publication, the Columbia Magazine, in 1787.


Provenance: The Thomas A. Gray Collection

The Estate Collection of Dr. & Mrs. R. Lewis Wright


WHY WE LOVE IT: This is one of the earliest views of Natural Bridge that was shared across Europe. If you look carefully, you will see both Indigenous Americans and Europeans in the image.