Romantic Views

Washington Square attracted the attention of artists taken by its associations with a heroic age of founding settlers and Revolutionary patriots. They came to venerate, extol and project romantic views and ancient virtues on the place.

Illustrations by Raymond Crawford Ewer in a 1914 issue of Puck, a satirical English magazine, depicting fashionable life in Newport. (Library of Congress)

This project is made possible by the generous support of Elizabeth "Lisette" Prince and the Buchanan Burnham Endowment for Visiting Scholars.  All images are from the collections of the Newport Historical Society unless otherwise noted.