This painting was based on an engraving by J.F. Tails, who based his work on a painting by William Guy Wall. Wall's painting was included in History and Topography of the United States by John Howard Hilton. The book was published in London by R. Fenner Sears and Co., 1830.


  • Title: Albany from Van Rensselaer's Island
  • Creator: Ann Bell
  • Date Created: c. 1850
  • Physical Dimensions: 13 7/8 H x 16 5/8, oval
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. Gates B. Aufsesser
  • Medium: Oil on wood panel
  • Painter: Ann Bell
  • Inscription: Label affixed to frame, bottom, center: Albany from / Van Renssalaer's [sic] Island; Paper label applied to fram verso: 3370 / "Albany from Van Renssaler's [sic] Island' / by Anna Bell / $ 165-

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