The Trying Hour

1844–46
Thomas Seir Cummings (American, 1804–1894)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 655

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.9 x 33.3 cm (9 13/16 x 13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.278

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil and brown wash on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Academic Drawing. Drawing done for the Sketching Club. Man in tail-coat, seated before grandfather clock, raising his hand at 12:05.

Inscription

UR in graphite: The Hour of Trial / Cummings / for Cole; LR: Here! she goes / There! she goes

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA April 11, 1957

Credit Line

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