Study for "What a Catch": Man Standing Holding a Fish

about 1855
James Goodwyn Clonney (American (born in England), 1812–67)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Sheet: 30.2 x 23.2 cm (11 7/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1577

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper squared in graphite

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Recto: Boy holding a fish up in his right hand. Study for painting, “What a Catch!” 1855. Verso: Graphite profile of a youth holding a gun, facing right.

Markings

Verso: inscribed from top to bottom in squares at right: 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 13, 1952

Credit Line

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