Letter to Martin Johnson Heade, November 22, 1867

November 22, 1867
Felix Octavius Carr Darley (American, 1822–1888)

Catalogue Raisonné

See MFA Karolik drawings cat. (1962) pp. 132-133


Sheet: 22 x 25.6 cm (8 11/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Letter to M.J. Heade from F.O.C. Darley. Recto one page text; verso text and sketches of man and woman, weeping, running from each other and of Darley tipping his hat to Heade. Includes comment “All Boston is Dickens mad.”


Cambridge Nov 22d / 1867 / My dear Heade / I have been so much engaged since I recd your last effort...Yours truly / F. O. C. Darley


By 1948, William Macbeth, New York; 1948, sold by Macbeth to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 2007)

Credit Line

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