The Gold Miners

California gold rush

Unknown American, 19th century (American)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1189, fig. 285 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 37.5 x 52.4 cm (14 3/4 x 20 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.3890

Medium or Technique

Black and gray pastel on sandpaper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Pastels

Folk art- sandpapers and Pastels. Field strewn with boulders and skirted by narrow stream right; men at work, some digging, one on guard carrying gun. Hills in background dotted with evergreens.

Inscription

On back of frame: Lucy Prouty (?)

Provenance

1950, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1950)

Credit Line

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