The Capture of Major André

1845–61
Asher Brown Durand (American, 1796–1886)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik 0255

Dimensions

Sheet: 9 x 14.6 cm (3 9/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.3907

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Prisoner standing with hands tied while one of three captors discovers papers in his boot. Horse tied to tree right. Painting by Durand of this subject, but different in composition, in Worcester Art Museum.

Inscription

Inscribed at bottom in pen and ink: Capture of Major Andre Original Sketch by A B Durand P.NAD
Annotated on verso in blue crayon: WCA1044

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA Dec. 14, 1950

Credit Line

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