Baseball Game at Hamilton Park

1869
J. R. Spencer (American, 19th century)


Dimensions

Image: 34.3 x 47.1 cm (13 1/2 x 18 9/16 in.) Sheet: 40.0 x 50.3 cm (15 3/4 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.452

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Folk art- various. Horse-drawn carriage on road foreground; many figures in field playing baseball, buildings and trees background.

Inscription

Below in graphite: Employee's of Blake Bro's Playing Ball at Hamilton Park July 31 1869. Foundry Hands. Sketched by J.R. Spencer/ Front Shop Hands... (list of names) Front Shop 30. Foundry 35. Foundry Hands ... (list of names)

Provenance

1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1956)

Credit Line

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