Steamers "Convoy" and "Tobacco Plant" at Horsetail Island, 1846

1846
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840 (American)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 765

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.0 x 31.6 cm (7 7/8 x 12 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.818

Medium or Technique

Brown wash on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Visiting foreign artists- anonymous. Flats with low growth in foreground right; two men standing center. River beyond. By same hand as 59.164, 60.817, 59.163, 59.162

Inscription

On verso in ink: Sketch on the Mississippi River, looking down the stream, from Horsetail Island, about 15 miles below St. Lewis./ The "Convoy," (1st class steamer), aground near the wharf boat- the "Tobacco Plant" (3e class steamer) in the foreground, unloading in order to pass the bar-/ 15' oct. 1846.

Markings

Watermark: J. Whatman, Turkey Mill, 1839

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 8, 1960

Credit Line

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