Potomac Bridge, Washington, D.C.

September 15, 1850
Seth Eastman (American, 1808–1875)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 268

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.2 x 19.8 cm (4 13/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1717

Medium or Technique

Graphite on laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Man in foreground with a hat and a pipe leaning against a wooden post. Double masted sailboat sailing through the open Potomac Bridge. Another sailboat right. Drawing is from sketchbook of 1850-1875.

Inscription

Inscribed lower left: Potomac Bridge / Washington D.C. Setp. 15th 1850
Annotated upper right: 37

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 9, 1954

Credit Line

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