Montgomery Street, San Francisco. The Morning after the Fire of May 4, 1851

May 4, 1851
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840, Possibly by E. Delessert

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 759 (Visiting foreign artists)


Sheet: 50.8 x 67.5 cm (20 x 26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Transparent and opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Visiting foreign artists- anonymous. The morning after the fire of May 4, 1851. Ruins of buildings in foreground, smoking city and hills in distance. Related to drawing in CA Historical Society (see folder)


Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 8, 1951

Credit Line

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