Two guards watching an artist copying at the Louvre

1867
James Wells Champney (American, 1843–1903)


Dimensions

Sheet: 12.5 x 8.7 cm (4 15/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4816

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Verso: sketch of Egyptian portrait sculpture (female head)

Inscription

Recto: in graphite, lower left: Louvre-- ./67
Verso: in graphite, center: Shutter fastenings

Provenance

By 1949, C. Richard Whittmore, House of Whittemore, Westboro, MA; 1950, sold by Whittmore to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893–d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession date: November 4, 2009)

Credit Line

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