Half Moon, Second Fall, in the Jenesea River, 1792

E. F. Amherst (American, 19th century)

Place Depicted: Lake Ontario

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.


Image: 30.96 x 47.1 cm (12 3/16 x 18 9/16 in.) Sheet: 32.7 x 48.3 cm (12 7/8 x 19 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brush and black wash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- landscapes. Figure in water infront of falls center; trees right, rocky ledges right.


In margin below picture in ink: "E.F. Amherst 1792 A South View of the Half Moon or Second Fall in the Jenesea River on Lake Ontario. - Width. . . 450 / Height of the Fall 26 Feet" Verso the same as a bove, and also: "From the collection of Earl Amherst"


1950, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1950)

Credit Line

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