Bird Song, with Portrait of Jenny Lind
Delwin F. Brown (American, 19th century)
Karolik cat. no 1398 (Folk artists)
Sheet: 65.7 x 58.6 cm (25 7/8 x 22 17/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pen and black ink on paper
Not On View
Folk art- calligraphy. Ornamental wreath of oak leaves with singing birds enclosing portrait of Jenny Lind under sprays of bell-shaped flowers.
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.
1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875