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Houses and Oil Derricks

Unidentified artist (American, 19th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1154, fig. 260 (Folk artists)


Image: 19.2 x 34.3 cm (7 9/16 x 13 1/2 in.) Sheet: 23.8 x 36.8 cm (9 3/8 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor and chinese white on paper

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Folk art- landscapes. Houses and oil derricks, telegraph poles; house, barn and cows center, with orchard on hillside behind; broad, fenced roadway across foreground. Line of oil derricks silhouetted against sky.


LC in ink: Reites and schnars. plan:=.; LR in graphite pencil: taken 1842


1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1960)

Credit Line

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