Inscribed upper left in brown ink: Castine harbor and town from American battery of 1779 at Hainey's Point, a short way northerly of Henry's Point of later time. / Fitz Henry [sic] Land of Gloucester, Mass., made this sketch for Noah Brooks in August 1851, and on its acceptance an oil painting. / In his will of date Nov. 30, 1900 Mr. Brooks bequethed the painting to the town of Castine "for the public library."
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 9, 1954
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875
- Fitz Henry Lane, American, 1804–1865
Karolik cat. no 489, fig. 108
Sight: 26 x 79.3 cm (10 1/4 x 31 1/4 in.) Framed: 47.6 x 99.7 cm (18 3/4 x 39 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Watercolor over graphite on moderately thick, cream wove paper