Escape of Captain Wharton, from Cooper's "The Spy"

After Thomas F. Hoppin (American, 1816-1872)
John F. Prud'Homme, Engraver (American, 1800-1892)

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Jerry M. Wright; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1983

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The popularity of the adventure stories of James Fenimore Cooper and the Art-Union penchant for Revolutionary War subjects led it to commission a pen-and-ink drawing by Thomas Hoppin from an episode in Cooper’s popular 1821 story of the stealthy escape of the supposed spy Captain Henry Wharton from the American dragoons. The drawing was line engraved for the membership and was then among the works distributed in the 1844 lottery.

Object Information

artist
After Thomas F. Hoppin (American, 1816-1872)
engraver
John F. Prud'Homme (American, 1800-1892)
creation date
1844
materials
engraving
dimensions
10 x 12 in. (image)
18 7/8 x 23 1/4 in. (sheet)
accession number
1983.197
credit line
Gift of Jerry M. Wright
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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