MacLean Asylum, Somerville, Massachusetts

about 1840
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1173, fig. 272 (Folk artists)


Sheet: 49.4 x 69.7 cm (19 7/16 x 27 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black and white chalk with some pen and ink on prepared board

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- sandpapers and pastels. Part of Charlestown when opened by Trustees of Massachusetts General Hospital in 1818. McLean Hospital is now in Waverly, Mass.
Copy of engraving by G.G. Smith after Hammatt Billings, from sketch by Seager.


1954, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)

Credit Line

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