Shantytown, New York City

1875
Alfred Wordworth Thompson (American, 1840–1896)


Place Depicted: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 682, fig 142

Dimensions

Image: 28.9 x 36.8 cm (11 3/8 x 14 1/2 in.) Sheet: 31.4 x 39.8 cm (12 3/8 x 15 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.795

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on yellow-gray paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

On rough street in front of two shanties, peddler approaches two women and two children gathered about dead cat.

Inscription

LL in ink: A.Wordsworth Thompson / '76

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA October 20, 1955

Credit Line

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