For Walton's third town view of Ithaca, he drew this detailed scene from the Geneva Turnpike, now Route 96, on West Hill. In the foreground to the right the artist has included a sawmill across the road from the Nathaniel Davenport home, the old �Stone House� built in 1820. Walton produced this hand-colored lithograph in 1839, a busy year which also included his marriage and a move to Michigan, though he continued to return to Ithaca for productive periods of painting.
Marked by an autumn palette of oranges and muted green, this piece is another grand view that gives the Cayuga Lake inlet a greater presence than the city of Ithaca, which is cast in the distance to the right. Composed with the same fine linework and detail characteristic of Walton prints, Ithaca is a sprawling cluster of tiny buildings nestled in a valley. The yellowed paper shows water damage along the sides and small brown stains dotted throughout. 26" X 14" Lithograph, hand colored. Framed. Fair Condition.