1. Creator/Author:
  2. Louis Prang (17)

Monitor and Merrimac

Creator:
J.O. Davidson, Louis Prang
Location:
Massachusetts, Boston
Origin Date:
1886
Materials:
paper, print
Measurements:
overall: 26 in x 32 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0380
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

Chromolithograph depicts the Union and Confederate ironclads, USS Monitor and CSS Merrimac (aka CSS Virginia) at the Battle of Hampton Roads. Smoke billows as both ships fire cannons at each other. Traditional wooden ships are visible in the background. For more information on this and other Prang Civil War chromolithographs, see Prang's Civil War Pictures: the Complete Battle Chromos of Louis Prang with the Full "Descriptive Texts" edited and with an introduction by Harold Holzer. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum