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Botany Bay from the Beach

January 1854
Edward Meyer Kern (American, 1823–1863)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.


Sheet: 13.7 x 38.4 cm (5 3/8 x 15 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite, pen and ink and watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Figure seated against a tree left. Beach with a pier running into the bay.


Inscribed in pen and ink lower left: E M Kern / January 1854; lower right: Botany Bay from the Beach / Showing Entrance (something illegible) at Sir J. Bank's Hotel - A.S.W.


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