Planting the First Liberty Pole

Between 1848 and 1873
Tompkins Harrison Matteson (American,1813–1884)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 517

Dimensions

Sheet: 55.1 x 50.2 cm (21 11/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

56.372

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

American patriots setting tall pole in ground before platform left; leader of British squadron riding forward at right, flourishing saber.

Inscription

LR in graphite: title and T. H. Matteson. Del.

Markings

Watermark: J. Whatman, Turkey [Mill], 1848

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 7, 1956

Credit Line

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