The Fairmount waterworks, Philadelphia

Unknown American, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1182, fig. 280 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 48.4 x 70.8 cm (19 1/16 x 27 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.3891

Medium or Technique

Black and white chalk, graphite and pen on prepared board (sandpaper)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Folk art- sandpaper. Buildings of waterworks seen from river with steps leading to gazebo on terrace and to fenced reservoir at top. Suspension bridge at right, city beyond. Cf. engraving by J. Sartain after J. Hamilton.

Provenance

1950, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1950)

Credit Line

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