Interior of a Railway Car

1861
William Morley (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1269 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 27.3 x 36.4 cm (10 3/4 x 14 5/16 in.) Sheet: 28.3 x 37.1 cm (11 1/8 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

58.934

Medium or Technique

Watercolor and opaque white watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- various. Full car of men and women in double seats left, single seats right, with stove in foreground right. Conductor in tall hat collecting fares. In cartouche over rear door, Balt and Ohio. RR/ Co.

Inscription

On stove door right in wash: monogram WM/ 1861; on verso in pen: Interior of an American Railway-Car / by William Morley. NY-1861-

Provenance

1958, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1958)

Credit Line

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