My Cabin on Elk Creek, Montana Territory

1866
Artist Peter Peterson Tofft (Danish (active in the United States and England), 1825–1901)


Place Depicted: Montana Territory, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. 850 (Visiting Foreign ARtists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.5 x 14.9 cm (8 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.3879

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Cabin surrounded by tall pines. At right man in boots approaching, a pick and post-hole digger over his shoulder.

Inscription

Signed in lower right with monogram
Verso in graphite pencil: "My Cabin / on Elk Creek / Montana Territory / Summer 1866. " and "Miss Avery from her friend / Peter Tofft. / With his deep compassion / St. Mary's Hospital. Rochester. N.Y., Jan 8th 1868."

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 12, 1950

Credit Line

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