Action between the Merrimac, Cumberland, Congress and Minnesota, March 8, 1862

1862
Unidentified artist, American, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 0875 (Civil War)

Dimensions

Sheet: 30.3 x 41.4 cm (11 15/16 x 16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.838

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Artists of the Civil War- Chart of position of the four ships off Newport News.

Inscription

UC in graphite: This unfinished drawing, supposed to reprecent the action between the Merrimac, Cumberland, Congress and Minnesota was found among the office drawings of the late Rebel Naval Constructor at the Norfolk Navy Band, and is forwarded to Harper's Weekly, (in the hope that it may be of some service to the Editor,) by the Union officer who found it.
The ships are each labeled in graphite. LC: The position of the ships in not quite correct.

Provenance

1955, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 20, 1955)

Credit Line

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