"Town Spring" or Reservoir, Winchester, Virginia

"Town Spring" or Reservoir, Winchester, Virginia
Title
"Town Spring" or Reservoir, Winchester, Virginia
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 )
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
Object Number 
1945.580.39
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.
Provenance 
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group