MacLean Asylum, Somerville, Massachusetts

about 1840
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840 (American)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1173, fig. 272 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 49.4 x 69.7 cm (19 7/16 x 27 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1613

Medium or Technique

Black and white chalk with some pen and ink on prepared board

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Folk art- sandpapers and pastels. Part of Charlestown when opened by Trustees of Massachusetts General Hospital in 1818. McLean Hospital is now in Waverly, Mass.
Copy of engraving by G.G. Smith after Hammatt Billings, from sketch by Seager.

Provenance

1954, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)

Credit Line

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