Studies for San Salvador, 1492

Description (Brief)
Unsigned sheet; Gerome Ferris explores in pencil a possibility for the central group in his painting, San Salvador, 1492. Here Columbus flourishes his sword above his head whereas in the painting he gestures forward with it. There is also a preliminary study for the crossbowman at left front in the painting.
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: 24 cm x 16.5 cm; 9 7/16 in x 6 1/2 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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