The Ruined Mission

1836–72
William Birch McMurtrie (American, 1816–1872)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 535

Dimensions

Sheet: 23.8 x 33 cm (9 3/8 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

59.154

Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Ruins of several stone buildings in foreground, wall with arched gateway center, opening to grove and rolling hills. Mountain range beyond.

Markings

Annotated on verso in pen and ink: Dora N. McMurtrie

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA February 12, 1959

Credit Line

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