The Knight's Choice

1816–63
Charles Cromwell Ingham (American (born in Ireland), 1796–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 396

Dimensions

Sheet: 15.7 x 20 cm (6 3/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

61.290

Medium or Technique

Pen and ink, graphite, and ink washes on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Knight on horseback in a wood; young woman left pointing to armor; dwarf right pointing to gigantic head in background. Allegory of knight offered choice between wealth and honor. (Probably intended as a book illustration.)

Inscription

Inscribed on shield lower left in pen and ink: Chas. C. Ingham

Provenance

Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA May 10, 1961

Credit Line

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