Blind Beggars at Canton

1854
Edward Meyer Kern (American, 1823–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 455

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.7 x 24 cm (5 13/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.889

Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Three blind men, single file, walking to the right. The first man holds a stick out in front of him. The second and the third hold on to the shirt of the man in front of him.

Inscription

Inscribed in graphite below: Blind beggars at Canton Raining like Thunder

Provenance

Given by the artist to Captain William Brenton Boggs, the Ringgold-Rodgers Expedition's purser; bought from Bogg's granddaughter by Maxim Karolik. Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 8, 1960

Credit Line

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