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Distance Lost in the Mist

September 1847
Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823–1900)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.


Sheet: 18.2 x 8.2 cm (7 3/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Recto: three vertical sketches. Top is a sketch of a group of buildings with a donkey. Middle sketch is the entrance gate to an estate with trees. Bottom is sketch of stairs. Verso: horizontal misty landscape decribed by the title.


Inscribed on recto below top sketch at left: J. F. Cropsey; right: 1847
Inscribed on verso top right: Distance lost in mist; bottom right: J.F.C. / Sept 1847


Bequest of Maxim Karolik, Newport to MFA September 13, 1972

Credit Line

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