The Great Falls of the Blackwater, Tucker County, Virginia

Edward G. McDowell (American, 1837-1913)1880

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

Little is known about the artist Edward G. McDowell, but he exhibited at the Maryland Historical Society in 1858 and specialized in landscapes. The title of this wash drawing is inscribed on the reverse, with the additional information that the Falls are "63 [feet] in height - perpendicular."


  • Title: The Great Falls of the Blackwater, Tucker County, Virginia
  • Creator: Edward G. McDowell (American, 1837-1913)
  • Date Created: 1880
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Edward G. McDowell (American, 1837-1913)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
  • Object Type: drawings
  • Medium: wash drawing heightened with white
  • Inscriptions: [Signature and date] Lower right: E.G. McDowell 1880; [Inscription] Verso: 63 [feet] in height - perpendicular
  • Dimensions: H: 9 3/4 x W: 5 1/16 in. (24.7 x 12.9 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.158

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