I have a drawing / sketch of the George Washington Equestrian Monument by an artist who I can't make out. What I do know is that as pictured, it's a scene of the monument before the other founding father statues were erected in 1869. The GW monument was erected in 1858, so I believe that this sketch must have occurred before the Civil War, at the very early stages of the war, or after the Civil War (given also that a man is shown to be walking the dog casually, and folks probably didn't mill around a lot during the war). Then again, the streets are sparse, so maybe it could be during the Civil War. Also, I'm able to gauge the time period by the scene's lack of cars, wide pedestrian paths, etc.
What's very interesting to me is that the artist uses a very abstract style of art by use of either fountain pen or a really sharp utensil for watercolor. Does anyone know what style of art this is, and whether or not sketches / drawings of this abstract style were common back then? One prime example of the abstract style is how the dog appears very scribbled.
The artist's name appears to be "Pocireg" or "Poeireg" - can anyone make out who it is?
Thanks in advance!