"Lay Down the Piece"

about 1872
Felix Octavius Carr Darley (American, 1822–1888)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 238

Dimensions

Oval: 28 x 25.5 cm (11 x 10 1/16 in.); Sheet: 37.1 x 33.2 cm (14 5/8 x 13 1/6 in.)

Accession Number

50.3905

Medium or Technique

Graphite and brown wash on board

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Old man restraining a younger from shooting at a scouting party of Indians. Men, a woman and dog crouching in tall grass. Illustration for James Fenimore Cooper, “The Prairie,” c. 1872.

Inscription

Signed in brush and wash, bottom of oval: F.O.C. Darley - fecit; passige illustrated is quoted in graphite at bottom ending: "...lay down the piece."

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA Dec. 14, 1950

Credit Line

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