At the Drop of the Hat

1861–65
Theodore Russell Davis (American, 1840–1894)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0940

Dimensions

Sheet: 11.8 x 17.4 cm (4 5/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.932

Medium or Technique

Pen and ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

General standing in front of tents about to drop hat, to allow prisoners to try to escape.

Inscription

Signed center right: Teho.R. Davis; Inscribed below: At The drop of the hat; lower right: Gen'l. Sherman / camp home -; on a box in a tent: W.T. Sherman /U.S.A.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA November 12, 1959

Credit Line

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