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Libby Prison, Richmond, Va.

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Inscription

Inscribed on mount in pen and brown ink: Crew & Pemberton Prison Rebel rifle pits Manchester side Libby Prison 1500 M.S. Officers Conol. Hagulls Millson Manchester side. Mayo's Bridge & Church / Island / Fort Winder; on mount centered below: LIBBY PRISON. - RICHMOND. VA. / Drawn by R.K. Sneden 40th. NY Regt while a / prisoner of War in Scotts Prison / Novr. 1863.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 8, 1960

Credit Line

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

November 1863

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0996

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.6 x 20.3 cm (4 15/16 x 8 in.) Mount: 17 x 28.1 cm (6 11/16 x 11 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.807

Medium or Technique

Graphite, brush and gray and blue-green wash on brown paper, with brown paper mount

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