Changing Guard at an Army Camp

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1231 (Folk artists)


Image: 40.5 x 67.9 cm (15 15/16 x 26 3/4 in.) Sheet: 43.0 x 71.1 cm (16 15/16 x 28 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil, pen and watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- various subject matter. Quartered parade ground right, surrounded by officers’ quarters, barracks, etc.; band playing while old guard marches off. Stables in foreground right; tree-bordered stream left, leading to sparsely wooded hills in distance.


Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA June 8, 1964; accessioned February 14, 1962

Credit Line

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