The Head of the Canal

Title

The Head of the Canal

Abstract

Possibly Vicksburg?; interesting use of grid, possibly by engravers?

Artist

Date

no date

Transcription

Recto: "The Head of the Canal. // Notes. The water on the far side of the levee is about 15 feet higher than the canal, everything overflowed except the embankment along the canal. // Steamboat No. 3 Champion. // Put in as many figures of lounging soldiers, officers, negroes etc standing along the levee (left hand side) and bank of canal as you want. // Negroes rafting boards. // Water canal."
Verso: no text.

Condition

Loss of paper on upper and left margins; sheet made up of three separate pieces pasted together, apparently at the time.

Place

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

8.75 x 13.75 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

Source

Original drawing location: CW-HL-UK-NDa (Box 5.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4529

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-HL-UK-NDa

Collection

Tags

Citation

Lovie, Henri, “The Head of the Canal,” The Becker Collection, accessed May 24, 2024, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2661.