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Action between the Merrimac, Cumberland, Congress and Minnesota, March 8, 1862

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UC in graphite: This unfinished drawing, supposed to reprecent the action between the Merrimac, Cumberland, Congress and Minnesota was found among the office drawings of the late Rebel Naval Constructor at the Norfolk Navy Band, and is forwarded to Harper's Weekly, (in the hope that it may be of some service to the Editor,) by the Union officer who found it. The ships are each labeled in graphite. LC: The position of the ships in not quite correct.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA October 20, 1955

Credit Line

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

1862

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0875

Dimensions

Sheet: 30.3 x 41.4 cm (11 15/16 x 16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.838

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

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