Entrance of the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts (colored) Regiment into Charleston, Feburary 21, 1865

1865
After Thomas Nast (American (born in Germany), 1840–1902)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Legacy: 11.3 x 16.6 cm (4 7/16 x 6 9/16 in.) Sheet: 14.9 x 22.8 cm (5 7/8 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

1976.701

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From drawing by Thomas Nast, accession no. 59.940. Col. Bennett reining in his horse center. Exultant Negro waving his hat, and numerous bystanders. Ruinded buildings behind.

Inscription

Inscribed below: ENTRANCE OF THE FIFTY FIFTH MASSAHUSETTS (COLORED) REGIMENT INTO CHARLESTON. / FEB. 21 1865.

Provenance

Bequest of Maxim Karolik, Newport; to MFA October 13, 1976

Credit Line

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