Washing Gold, Calaveras River, California

1853
Probably by Unidentified artist, French, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 0761, fig. 159 (Visiting foreign artists)

Dimensions

Image: 41.9 x 55.7 cm (16 1/2 x 21 15/16 in.) Sheet: 44.3 x 59.7 cm (17 7/16 x 23 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

50.3844

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Visiting foreign artists- anonymous. River left, miners and sluice-boxes center; rocky cliff right, tent with French flag on bank left.

Inscription

Dated bottom right in watercolor: "1853" In left margin: directions to matmaker in French ( graphite pencil)

Provenance

1950, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1950)

Credit Line

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