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)

Dimensions

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

56.432

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

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.

Inscription

Lower margin in wash: title

Provenance

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