Fort Laramie and Ferry of Platte River

1853
Frederick Hawkins Piercy (English, 1830–1891)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 828

Dimensions

Legacy: 15.2 x 23.9 cm (6 x 9 7/16 in.) Sheet: 17.5 x 24.6 cm (6 7/8 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.273

Medium or Technique

Graphite and Chinese white on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Men and boat in foreground. Buildings and tent beyond, and hills in background.

Inscription

Inscribed lower left signatures in graphite in reverse; lower right: Fort Laramie and / Ferry of Platt River
Inscribed on verso in graphite: Fort Laramie and Ferry Platt River / Drawn by Frederick Piercy, 1853

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA April 11, 1957

Credit Line

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