Prison Camp, Bell Isle, Virginia

September 1863
William Ludwell Sheppard (American, 1833–1912)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0987

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.4 x 35.5 cm (10 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

50.3979

Medium or Technique

Brush and wash, heightened with white on paper, laid down

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

James River. Marsh water with flat boat in foreground; tents of camp in distance beyond row of trees.

Inscription

Inscribed lower left, within the frame in brush and wash: W.L. Sheppard Sept. 1863; below in margin in graphite: The Prison Camp Belle Isle / opposite Richmond Va. / The Prison Camp Belle Isle / opposite Richmond Va from ... (something illegible)

Markings

Annotated upper left in margin in pen and ink: A.5992; printed above center in margin: 2049; lower right in margin in graphite: C18551 / ms-

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 14, 1950

Credit Line

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