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Taking a Lunar

1823–46
Henry Inman (American, 1801–1846)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Sheet: 11.7 x 16 cm (4 5/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.111

Medium or Technique

Pen and ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Man with a cigarette in his mouth, holding a bottle in his right hand, raises his left arm up towards two cresent moons in the right hand portion of the sky.

Inscription

Inscribed below in pen and ink: Taking a Lunar!; in graphite lower right: Inman.
Note on lower margin of brown mount in graphite: By Henry Inman- / Drawn in J. McMurtrie's house-

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA February 12, 1959

Credit Line

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