A Chinese Lady, Wife of Houqua
Edward Meyer Kern (American, 1823–1863)
Karolik (1962) cat. 454
Sheet: 26 x 18.7 cm (10 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Watercolor over graphite on paper
Not On View
Full figure, facing front, seated in a chair. Her hands are missing.
Inscribed in pen and ink lower right: Kern / A Chinese Lady / Wife of Harr Qua / Hong Kong Feby 1855
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA Nov. 12, 1959 Given by the artist to Captain William Brenton Boggs, the Ringgold-Rodgers Expedition's purser; bought from Bogg's granddaughter by Maxim Karolik.
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875