"Town Spring" or Reservoir, Winchester, Virginia

Object Number: 
1945.580.39
Date: 
1864
Medium: 
Graphite on paper, from a disassembled sketchbook
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. (12.4 x 18.1 cm) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower center in graphite: "Romisey Price."; inscribed at upper center: " 'Town Spring' or Reservoir"; various descriptive annotations; verso inscribed with detailed description of the spring house mechanism.
Description: 
Civil War Drawings Collection. Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 31 December 1864 (XIX:483):228, as "Views of Winchester, Virginia--Town Spring". The verso is inscribed with a lengthy description of a unique mechanism in spring house that was destroyed by Union forces.
Credit Line: 
James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group