MacDonough's Victory

1814
J. W. Baker (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1258, fig. 321 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 35.7 x 69.1 cm (14 1/16 x 27 3/16 in.) Sheet: 44.1 x 75.7 cm (17 3/8 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.125

Medium or Technique

Pen, ink, black chalk (or crayon?) and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- various subject matter. In foreground British troops left, American right, firing across channel center spanned by bridge. Buildings either side. American ships and billowing smoke on lake. Hilly shore beyond.

Inscription

Lower margin right in pen and ink: "Drawn By The Pen of J.W. Baker; center: "Com. Macdonoug's Victory on Lake Champlain September 11th 1814."

Markings

Watermark: undecipherable letters

Provenance

Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA June 8, 1964; accessioned February 14, 1962

Credit Line

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