Pratt, dated Boston 1855 and inscribed with title on the reverse - - oil on canvas24 x 40 in. (61.2 x 101.6 cm.)Henry C. Pratt was discovered as an artistic talent by Samuel F. B. Morse circa 1817. Both artists travelled and worked together in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Charleston. Often the itinerant, Pratt went on an expedition to Maine with Thomas Cole in 1845 and from 1851-1853, he explored the Mexican border with John Russell Bartlett.