The Beach, Coney Island

Samuel S. Carr, American, 1827 - 1908



Pen and ink, with touches of graphite on wove tan paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 13 5/16 × 19 11/16 in. (33.8 × 50 cm)

Image: 9 15/16 × 15 7/8 in. (25.3 × 40.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960.



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower right: S. S. CARR. 1880.; inscribed, in graphite, along bottom of right edge, partially cut off: [. . . ] Beach / Coney Island; numbered lower left margin, in graphite: 3664; inscribed/signed, in graphite, on reverse: S. S. Carr Eng [? last word illeg.]; numbered, in graphite, on reverse: 366-4; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse: [three or four illegible letters, in cursive]; typed label formerly on old backing paper: Samuel S. Carr / American (1837-1908) / The Beach, Coney Island, / Ink on paper / 9 ¾ " X 15 3/4" (sight) / Purchase, 1/27/87; typed label formerly on old backing paper: CAUTION! / Do not attempt to remove this drawing from present mount. / The original paper is extremely / thin and fragile. A blueprint / of the front and back before / framing showing two further / signatures in Carr file; typed label formerly on old backing paper: Provenance: / Gift from the artist to John / A. Parker. Descended in the / Parker family to his great- / granddaughter Lois McCarthy, / Southborough, MA. Consigned by / her to dealer Brian Higgins, / 1986.; printed frame label, formerly on old backing: a HEYDENRYK frame / [image of Dutch-style three-story building] / THE HOUSE OF HEYDENRYK / 417 E. 76th ST. / NEW YORK, N.Y. 10021; inscribed on modern hand-lettered, gilded wood frame label, front of frame: "The Beach - Coney Island" / SAMUEL S. CARR / 1837-1908


The artist; given to John A. Parker; descended in the Parker family to his great-granddaughter, Lois McCarthy, Southborough, MA.; consigned to Brian Higgins (dealer), 1986; sold to David Stewart Hull, New York, New York, January 27, 1987; bequeathed to Frank P. Stetz, New York, New York, 1998, bequeathed to present collection, 2009.

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