U.S.S. "Sabine" Rescuing Marines from Foundering Steamer "Governor"

1861
E. T. Cotter (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0929

Dimensions

Sheet: 13 x 20.5 cm (5 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.804

Medium or Technique

Pen, india ink and wash (corners cut) on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

November 2, 1861, off Port Royal, South Carolina. While Cotter’s name does not appear in the list of officers of the frigate “Sabine,” published in Harper’s on August 20, 1861, he may have been a seaman.

Inscription

Inscribed in ink on verso: Drn. E.T. Cotter. U.S.S. Sabine.

Markings

Blind stamp of the American Flag in the upper left corner.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 8, 1960

Credit Line

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