New York from Brooklyn

Artist Unknown American, 19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1131, fig. 243 (Folk artists)


Image: 34.4 x 52.1 cm (13 9/16 x 20 1/2 in.) Sheet: 37.0 x 54.5 cm (14 9/16 x 21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- landscapes. Harbor view of New York from Brooklyn showing hull of the third American battleship, just launched. Foreground center, coat of arms of New York. Ships-of-the-line, topsail schooners and assorted ships with British and American flags in harbor. New York skyline in distance.


1955, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 20, 1955)

Credit Line

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