A Happy New Year

Jan 1, 1866
William H. Thwaites (American, 19th century), Formerly attributed to Samuel Finley Breese Morse (American, 1791–1872)


Dimensions

Sheet: 15.2 x 13.0 cm (6 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.676

Medium or Technique

Graphite and brown wash on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

probably a drawing for wood engraving “Journey of the Dead Man”, by Davis and Speer in Albert D. Richardson, Beyond the Mississippi, Hartford CT, 1867, p. 246

Inscription

In lower margin in ink: A Happy New Year/ Jan 1, 1866/ 6 a.m.

Provenance

Bequest of Maxim Karolik, Newport; to MFA October 13, 1976

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875