Studies for San Salvador, 1492

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1920s
original artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
graphite (overall material)
paper (overall material)
sheet: 19 cm x 19 cm; 7 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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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