Planting the First Liberty Pole
Between 1848 and 1873
Tompkins Harrison Matteson (American,1813–1884)
Karolik cat. no 517
Sheet: 55.1 x 50.2 cm (21 11/16 x 19 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Graphite pencil on paper
Not On View
American patriots setting tall pole in ground before platform left; leader of British squadron riding forward at right, flourishing saber.
LR in graphite: title and T. H. Matteson. Del.
Watermark: J. Whatman, Turkey [Mill], 1848
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 7, 1956
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875