The Moore House, Yorktown: Scene of Cornwallis' Surrender

1861–65
Alfred R. Waud (American, 1828–1891)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 1040

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.5 x 19.5 cm (4 15/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.892

Medium or Technique

Graphite on buff paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Low fence enclosing two-story house with trees.

Inscription

Below in graphite pencil: The Moore house- celebrated in the history of/ the first siege of Yorktown as overlooking the scene/ of Cornwallis surrender- the articles of capitulation/ being signed in the right hand lower room-; lower right: ARW

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