Falls of Niagara

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840, After James Pattison Cockburn (English (active in Canada), 1779–1847)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1135, fig. 247 (Folk artists)


Image: 45.2 x 65.1 cm (17 13/16 x 25 5/8 in.) Sheet: 47.6 x 68.1 cm (18 3/4 x 26 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Transulcent and opaque watercolor on paper, after an aquatint by James Pattison Cockburn made in 1840

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk Art- Landscape- Wooded rolling meadow with sheep in foreground sloping down to backwater and long, tree-covered point. Cloud of spray rising and rainbow over falls beyond.


Lower margin in wash: title


1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1956)

Credit Line

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