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Watercolors from the William H. Meyers letters, manuscripts and drawings [graphic].
BANC PIC 1967.021--fALB
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Title:

Watercolors from the William H. Meyers letters, manuscripts and drawings

Creator/Contributor:

Meyers, William H., 1815-, creator

Abstract:

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.

Date:

1842-1844? (issued)

Subject:

Meyers, William H -- 1815- -- Pictorial works
Cyane (U.S. Sloop of War) -- Pictorial works
Ships -- Pictorial works
Slaves -- Pictorial works

Note:

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).

Type:

graphic
Drawings.
Watercolors.
Cartoons (Commentary).
Caricatures.
Self-portraits.

Physical Description:

graphic
painting
6 drawings on paper : watercolor sketches ; 25 x 37 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1967.021--fALB

Origin:

United States

Related Item:

William H. Meyers letters, manuscripts and drawings : Meyers, William H., : 1815-