Waterfall in Japan

1855
Edward Meyer Kern (American, 1823–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 465

Dimensions

Sheet: 38 x 27.4 cm (14 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.916

Medium or Technique

Graphite and white watercolor on yellow-gray paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Figures in foreground, waterfall in background.

Inscription

Inscribed in graphite lower left: Water Fall / at Launch Cove East of Japan 1855; lower right: Kern

Markings

Annotated in graphite on verso: 98

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