Capsizing of the Captain's Gig, Alaska

1869
Vincent Colyer (American, 1825–1888)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 188

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.9 x 39.1 cm (9 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.2443

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Longboat coming to the rescue of boat capsized in surf near barren, rocky shore.

Inscription

Inscribed lower left in ink: Capsizing of the Captain's gig / of the U.S. Revenue Steam(er) Lincoln / St. Paul's 3d harbor / Alaska Ty - 1869

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 13, 1952

Credit Line

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