The Crossing of the Rappahanock, Midnight

Title

The Crossing of the Rappahanock, Midnight

Abstract

Large panorama.

Artist

Date

December 1862

Transcription

Recto: "The Crossing of the Rappahanock. // Midnight. // Section A. // No. 2. // This old tree is full of small branches the principal limbs are exact. // Moon. // The distance dim & silvery, just about the effect as indicated, the top of hills and trees a little darker than sky, the rest the same tint. // The night calm lurid smoke rising in this outline a little fire is rising from the ruins below. // Do do [?] // The pontoons are regular distance apart. // Two pontoon bridges close together, nearest one for artillery & cavalry, farther one for infantry, put your effect here, by managing the figures bridge and pontoons with brilliant blacks and whites, in distinct outlines and brilliant reflections. // Used."
Verso: "1st Mich 19th Mass Howards Div. Lt. Col Baxter. // Sketch of a town on a hill."

Condition

Vertical and horizontal folds; bad stain middle of upper margin; another at bottom.

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

9.5 x 13 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870
Panoramic views--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

38.6762327, -78.1564432

Source

Original drawing location: CW-HL-VA-12/62 (Box 5.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4517

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-HL-VA-12/62

Citation

Lovie, Henri, “The Crossing of the Rappahanock, Midnight,” The Becker Collection, accessed November 18, 2019, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2920.