The Arrival of Mr. Lincoln at the Continental Hotel (Philadelphia)

1861
Thomas Nast (American (born in Germany), 1840–1902)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0983

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.8 x 35.9 cm (10 3/16 x 14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.941

Medium or Technique

Graphite with white watercolor on light green paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Lincoln addressing throng in street from crowded balcony over entrance porch of hotel.

Inscription

Inscribed upper right in graphite: The arrival of Mr. Lincoln at the "Continental" hotel Lincoln standing / Mr. LIncoln on the balcony making a speach it / was nearly dark, about 7 in the evening, lights in the windows / Philadelphia.; lower right: a mass of heads.
Verso in graphite: en route to Washington / 1st inauguration

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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