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Bend of a River

May 15, 1870
Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823–1900)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.


Sheet: 12.8 x 20.1 cm (5 1/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Recto: graphite with gray and white washes on green paper Verso: graphite with white wash

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Recto: the bend of a river with trees on either side, and an arched bridge crossing the river in the middle ground. Hills in the distance. Verso: a coastal scene. Some sailboats moard to a pier; rowboats and people along the sandy shore.


Inscribed in graphite lower left, May 15th 1870


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