View of the Fort of Natchez, Mississippi
Black ink and wash over graphite on paper laid on paper
Overall: 6 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. ( 17.1 x 22.5 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
inscription: lower: "vue du fort des Natchez Sur le Mississipi/maison du government" signature: lower right, pencil: "J. B. Warin" inscription: legend: "Batterie Gayoso...Fort"
Signed at lower right outside image in graphite: "J. B. Warin"; incribed at lower left outside image in brown ink: "vue du fort des Natchez sur le Mississipi / maison du gouvernement Batterie Gayoso (?) fort"
The artist Joseph Warin accompanied General Victor Collot, a French officer, on a journery through the western part of the United States in 1796 for the purpose of gathering information for the French minister at Philadelphia. Collot's published account of his journey contains an interesting description of Natchez and of the Gayoso Batter marked on the watercolor.
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
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