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Terrific Engagement between the 'Monitor' and 'Merrimac': Study for a Lithograph; verso: Still Life of Fruit with a Cat Stalking a Bird

Object Number: 
1900.10
Date: 
c. 1862
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, gouache, and graphite on gray paper; graphite
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 1/2 x 26 1/4 in. (47 x 66.7 cm) mat: 22 x 27 7/8 in. ( 55.9 x 70.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: lower center: Drawn by Fanny Palmer
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center outside image in graphite: "Drawn by Fanny Palmer"; at lower right: "Mch 1900"; verso inscribed vertically at lower left outside image: "bananas cherries / apples new peaches new pears"
Description: 
The recto is a study for the famous Currier & Ives lithograph of the same name c. 1862. On the reverse of the illustration is a graphite study (15 x 20 3/4) of a still life with a bird and cat.
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold, ed. "Lincoln and New York." New York: The New-York Historical Society and London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2009.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group