Castine Harbor and Town
Fitz Henry Lane (American, 1804–1865)
Karolik cat. no 489, fig. 108
Sight: 26 x 79.3 cm (10 1/4 x 31 1/4 in.) Framed: 47.6 x 99.7 cm (18 3/4 x 39 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Watercolor over graphite, panorama on two joined sheets of moderately thick, cream wove paper
Not On View
Panoramic view on two joined sheets. Sailboat; town across water, fields foreground.
Inscribed upper left in brown ink: Castine harbor and town from American battery of 1779 at Hainey's Point, a short way northerly of Henry's Point of later time. / Fitz Henry [sic] Land of Gloucester, Mass., made this sketch for Noah Brooks in August 1851, and on its acceptance an oil painting. / In his will of date Nov. 30, 1900 Mr. Brooks bequethed the painting to the town of Castine "for the public library."
Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1954, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875