Eureka Mill, Nevada

Edward Fairman (American, 19th century)

Place Depicted: Nevada, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1160, fig. 262 (Folk artists)


Image: 25.4 x 37.9 cm (10 x 14 15/16 in.) Sheet: 33.2 x 44.5 cm (13 1/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and black ink, colored crayon, and graphite pencil on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- landscapes. River across foreground with sluiceways and mills. Teams drawing wagons of ore. Succession of barren peaks leading to mountains.


LR in pen and ink: E. Fairman C.E.; Lower margin: Eureka Mill./ Brown & Hurd/ Gold and Silver Quartz Mill on Carson River, Nevada Territory./ Edwd Fairman, C.E (apparently Fairman was a civil engineer.)


1957, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 11, 1957)

Credit Line

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