Etching, image size 3 x 5 3/4 inches, c. 1880, plate signed l.r. "JM Falconer" and pencil signed l.r. "Falconer". Falconer was a Scottish-born American etcher, painter, and watercolorist. He belonged to the New York Etching Club, and was made an honorary member of the National Academy of Design in 1856. He is known for his picturesque sites of older buildings and rural ruins. Falconer was a friend of Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Jasper Francis Cropsey and other artists of the Hudson River School. His works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the New-York Historical Society; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; and the Columbus (Georgia) Museum.