Indian Encampment at Night

Victor Nehlig (American, born in France, 1830–1909)


Image: 12.8 x 18.5 cm (5 1/16 x 7 5/16 in.); Sheet: 18.5 x 23.5 cm (7 5/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Brush and black ink with white wash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Teepees in moonlight. Illustration for Saint Nicholas magazine, Vol. 8, January 1881, p. 230; print by Heard.


In pencil below: The Camp at Night - How Nedawi took care of Habazhu. On recto and verso notes relating to use of sheet as basis of illustration for periodical; stemp of Scribner & Co.


Lower left: V. Nehlig


By 1949, Victor Spark, New York; 1949, sold by Spark to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 14, 2006)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800-1875