Exiles from Tennessee

Thomas Francis (Frank) Beard (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0909

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.8 x 22.1 cm (5 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.343

Medium or Technique

Graphite and wash on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Women and children in covered wagon receiving provisions. Building with porch and another wagon in background.

Inscription

Lower left in brush and wash: "Frank Beard del." Upper margin in graphite: notes. Paper is torn in upper left corner, so first word(s) are missing. Remaining notes read "... - First page - makes it (something), and a painful picture." Lower margin in brush and wash: "Exiles from Tennesee." The word "Tennessee" has been crossed out and "Missouri" substituted in graphite. Lower right in graphite: "$15." On verso in graphite: sketch of child's head and letter from Beard to "Harper's" dated Sept. 6, 1861, Cincinnati, O.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 7, 1956

Credit Line

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