Title:Watercolors from the William H. Meyers letters, manuscripts and drawings
Creator/Contributor:Meyers, William H., 1815-, creator
Watercolors depict a single-masted American sailing ship (presemably the sloop Cyane, on which Meyers served) and various
illustrations of people in a comical, cartoonish style. These include a self portrait of Meyers captioned "William loafing
a bundle," a procession of a caged "Mad Boss" with one prisoner chained to four prisoners in stocks and a banner proclaiming
"Liberty & Reason", a scene of a vicitim chained to a tree being executed by thrown axes with a "Mad House" in the background,
a man falling off a horse captioned "Anticipated loss of William & Frank", and yoked black men (slaves?) pulling a white man
holding a whip and riding in an open cage on a wagon.
Subject:Meyers, William H -- 1815- -- Pictorial works
Cyane (U.S. Sloop of War) -- Pictorial works
Ships -- Pictorial works
Slaves -- Pictorial works
Title supplied by cataloger. Dates estimated based upon dates of accompanying letters and manuscripts.
Watercolors by William H. Meyers (also spelled Myers).
Transferred from the William H. Meyers letters, manuscripts and drawings (BANC MSS 67/157).
6 drawings on paper : watercolor sketches ; 25 x 37 cm or smaller.
BANC PIC 1967.021--fALB