J. W. Baker (American, 19th century)
Karolik cat. no 1258, fig. 321 (Folk artists)
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.)
Medium or Technique
Pen, ink, black chalk (or crayon?) and watercolor on paper
Not On View
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.
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."
Watermark: undecipherable letters
Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA June 8, 1964; accessioned February 14, 1962
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875