An Artist in His Studio

about 1880–90
James Wells Champney (American, 1843–1903)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 139, fig. 47


Image within margins: 27.0 x 36.2 cm (10 5/8 x 14 1/4 in.) Sheet: 28.1 x 39.1 cm (11 1/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Man drawn in rough outline standing center before large blank canvas. Framed pictures left and right, and studio props. The artist pictured is almost cetainly August Schenck, a German born animal painter active in Ecouen.


Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 13, 1958

Credit Line

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