(Recto): F--ile Mountain on Hudson; (Verso): Hudson River view and the River to Cold Spring

Robert Havell, Jr. (American (born in England), 1793–1878)


Sheet (unfolded): 14.3 x 51.3 cm (5 5/8 x 20 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Graphite and wash, white heightening, on 2 connected sheets of gray sketchbook paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



One of thirty-nine unbound leaves from Sketchbook of the Hudson River and New England. Sheet folded in half at hinge of sketchbook. Recto (sheet open, unfolded): Wide view of landscape with mountains and river with boats. Figure holding walking stick and seated dog at left. Verso: (right) View from river looking back at mountains. (left) Road leading down into valley between mountains and trees.


Inscribed in graphite. Recto upper left: For(??)hile Mountain; recto upper right: Hudson; verso left: The Road to Cold Spring


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

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