View from Crow's Nest, West Point, 1851

1851
Montgomery Cunningham Meigs (American, 1816–1892)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 547

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.7 x 43.3 cm (10 1/2 x 17 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.3865

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil and Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Eagle with prey above boulder in foreground right; wooded slopes below river beyond; range of hills in distance.

Inscription

Lower left in brush: "View from /Crow's nest. West / Point. Northward / Sept 30th 1851 / Sketche Ap. 16th / 1236 M. C. Meigs"

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 14, 1950

Credit Line

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