Studies for San Salvador, 1492

Description
Unsigned sheet of pencil studies, showing swords and helmets, some of which can be linked to the figure of a crossbowman in Ferris’s painting in which Christopher Columbus takes possession of present-day San Salvador for Spain.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
ca 1920s
original artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
graphite (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sheet: 19 cm x 19 cm; 7 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
1985.0650.005
accession number
1985.0650
catalog number
85.0650.005
subject
Art
Communications
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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