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Undercliff near Cold-Spring

1800–99
Francis Kearny (American, 1785–1837), After William Henry Bartlett (English, 1809–1854), After James Tibbets Willmore (English, 1800–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.8 x 27.3 cm (8 9/16 x 10 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.400

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- landscape. River with sailboats left. Figures on the shore, buildings on the rising hills. Cliffs in background.

Inscription

Inscribed in pen and ink lower right: F.K. del t; below center: UNDERCLIFF NEAR COLD-SPRING / (The Seat of General George P. Morris) / Hudson River United States.
Annotated in graphite on verso: Francis Kearney (c 1780-1833) / (see America on Stone.) / Cold Spring is just above / West Point on opposite side of the Hudson. / (See Encyclopedia / Britannica map of / New York State.

Provenance

1973, bequest of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1973)

Credit Line

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