Baker's National Theatre, Cincinnati

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840

Place Depicted: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1141, fig. 251 (Folk artists)


Sheet: 24.8 x 35.7 cm (9 3/4 x 14 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite, crayon and watercolor with pricking on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk Art- Landscape- Facade of a two-story building with sign across the top, Bakers National Theatre. On right a factory Ohio F…/ Manufa…/ Cordage; on left a printing establishment, … Cincinnati / and Times. In foreground, two children with hoop and man driving two-wheeled drag; couple left. Above doorway center: Entrance to the / dress circle / and/ Paraquett. The panes of the theater windows are painted on the underpaper, the upper sheet being cut away.


1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1956)

Credit Line

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