Man Seated, Reading

March 1845
Walter Libby (American, 1827–1855)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 501

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.6 x 18 cm (8 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.122

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Man, profile to left, seated in an armchair reading a book, one foot resting on a footstool. Verso: study of a head in profile, and other sketches.

Inscription

Inscribed below in graphite: W.L. march 1845

Markings

Annotated lower left in graphite: 6; lower right: 10-

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA February 12, 1959

Credit Line

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