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Catalog Number 2012.21.01
Title MALATA
Object Name Drawing
Artist Paxson, Edgar S. (1852-1919)
Dimensions W-17.625 L-15 inches
Medium Pen and Ink
Date 1898
Notes Pen and ink drawing depicting Fort San Antonia Abad, Manila, Philippines. The drawing depicts the fort, which is positioned in the center of the composition. The fort is positioned near the bay of Manila and is constructed of stone. The drawing depicts the fort suffering from severe bomb damage on all sides. There is an American flag on top of the fort, near the front. However, the flag is quite tattered and torn, especially along the outside edge. There is a graphite line drawn to the flag connecting it to a line of text that reads "flag which was placed by". There is a bridge on the proper left side that connects to the fort. The bridge has two arches in the center and is also suffering from damage much like the fort. In the foreground, in front of the fort, is more water and tall grasses. The artist has signed the piece "E. S. Paxson / Oct 98" and has titled the piece "Malata / San Antonia Abad / Manila P.I." in the proper lower left corner.
Search Terms Art
Spanish-American War
Philippines
Landscape
Military