Anthony and Hartshorn Memorials

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1295 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 54.1 x 65.2 cm (21 5/16 x 25 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.138

Medium or Technique

Pen, graphite pencil, stencil and watercolor on velvet

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors

Folk art- memorial. velvets. Couple standing together beside two tombs with urns beneath two willow trees; little girl left, beside gravestone. Church door far left; in distance two houses.

Inscription

On gravestone in pen and ink: In Memory of/ Floura Lewis Anthony./ who died Sept. 7 1797/ Aged 2 years./ and Also/ Lewis William Anthony./ Who died May 23, 1815/ Aged 5 years. On tomb in center in pen: Sacred to the Memory / of/ Zephaniah and Waite Anthony; on tomb at right: Sacred to the Memory/ Of/ Stephen and Silence Hartshorn

Provenance

By 1952, Victor Spark, NY; 1953, to Maxim Karolik, Newport; his Gift to MFA, Accessioned February 14, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875