Fort Hatteras Just Before the Surrender

1861
Theodor Kaufmann (American (born in Germany), 1814–1896)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0970

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.2 x 29.7 cm (8 3/4 x 11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.858

Medium or Technique

Graphite and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Fort left, Union troops with American flags, right. Drawing was for wood engraving for Harper’s Weekly, September 21, 1861, p. 597.

Inscription

Inscribed in graphite above: Prime (something illegible); lower right: Hatteras Thursday 4 O'clock; on verso: Fort Hatteras / 1/2 an hour before the surrender. Our small force under Colonel Weber directly / under the walls. Original Sketch

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA October 20, 1955

Credit Line

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