Bird's-Eye view of Bagdad, Kentucky

1859
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840 (American)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1139 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 26.2 x 40.6 cm (10 5/16 x 16 in.) Sheet: 31.8 x 45.4 cm (12 1/2 x 17 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.427

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk Art- Landscape. Large house with portico center, and fenced-in garden of flowers and ornamental trees. Rolling hills in background. Ox team drawing two-wheeled cart toward barn at extreme right.

Inscription

Lower margin in ink: title... 1859

Markings

Watermark: J. Whatman, Turkey Mill, 1846

Provenance

1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1956)

Credit Line

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