Bird Song, with Portrait of Jenny Lind

Delwin F. Brown (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1398 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 65.7 x 58.6 cm (25 7/8 x 22 17/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1126

Medium or Technique

Pen and black ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Folk art- calligraphy. Ornamental wreath of oak leaves with singing birds enclosing portrait of Jenny Lind under sprays of bell-shaped flowers.

Inscription

Inscribed above portrait in ink: BIRD SONG; below portrait: LADIES PENMANSHIP and two four-line stanzas; Designed and executed with a pen by / D. F. Brown.

Provenance

1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

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