Utsiuru Harbor I

May 1855
Edward Meyer Kern (American, 1823–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 462

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.4 x 37.9 cm (10 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.924

Medium or Technique

Graphite with white watercolor on yellow-gray paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Two sailboats in the harbor. Figures lined up on the shore. Cliffs rising up form the shore.

Inscription

Inscribed in graphite lower left: Utsiuru Harbor / Coast of Japan May /55 / Kern

Markings

Annotated in graphite on verso: 104

Provenance

Given by the artist to Captain William Brenton Boggs, the Ringgold-Rodgers Expedition's purser; bought from Bogg's granddaughter by Maxim Karolik. Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 12, 1959

Credit Line

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