The Delaware Water Gap

The train on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad, completed in 1855, steams towards us, in contrast to the raft moving slowly upstream. The view is from the Pennsylvania shore of the Delaware river. The further shore is in New Jersey. In the distance is the Gap, through which the Delaware cuts into the Kittatinny Mountains. This picture is the first of several versions of this subject by the artist.

Key facts

Artist dates
1825 - 1894
Full title
The Delaware Water Gap
Date made
about 1857
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
90.5 x 138.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed to the Tate Gallery by J. Sanders Slater in 1939 and transferred in 1956
Inventory number
Location in Gallery