New Orleans from the Battleground

1846
Possibly by Charles Murray (American, 1783–1859), Unidentified artist, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 0766 (Visiting foreign artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.0 x 31.3 cm (7 7/8 x 12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.163

Medium or Technique

Brown wash on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Visiting foreign artists- anonymous. Two floats on river. Tree stumps on bank; Negroes chopping and piling wood beyond. City in distance. By same hand as 59.164, 60.818, 60.817, 59.162

Inscription

In ink on verso: New Orleans from Battle Ground, about 7 miles distant-/ 3 Nov: 1846/ The tree on the right hand shows the long gray moss "Tillandsia usneoides" streaming/ from the branches-

Provenance

1959, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 12, 1959)

Credit Line

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