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The Great Falls of the Blackwater, Tucker County, Virginia
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The Great Falls of the Blackwater, Tucker County, Virginia


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Little is known about the artist Edward G. McDowell, but he exhibited at the Maryland Historical Society in 1858 and specialized in landscapes. The title of this wash drawing is inscribed on the reverse, with the additional information that the Falls are "63 [feet] in height - perpendicular."
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Signature and date] Lower right: E.G. McDowell 1880; [Inscription] Verso: 63 [feet] in height - perpendicular
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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Period
1880
Medium
wash drawing heightened with white
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1580
Measurements
H: 9 3/4 x W: 5 1/16 in. (24.7 x 12.9 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
  • USA, Great Falls of the Blackwater, Virginia, Tucker County (Place Depicted)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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