Washington's Monument, Under Construction

November 16, 1851
Seth Eastman (American, 1808–1875)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 271

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.2 x 19.8 cm (4 13/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1721

Medium or Technique

Graphite on laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

From sketchbook of 1850-1853. River in foreground, with construction beyond.

Inscription

Inscribed below in graphite: Washington's monument 16th Nov. 1851 102 feet high

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 9, 1954

Credit Line

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