At the Drop of the Hat
Theodore Russell Davis (American, 1840–1894)
Karolik (Civil War) 0940
Sheet: 11.8 x 17.4 cm (4 5/8 x 6 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pen and ink on paper
Not On View
General standing in front of tents about to drop hat, to allow prisoners to try to escape.
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.
Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA November 12, 1959
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875