Blind Priests Begging, Simoda

1855
Edward Meyer Kern (American, 1823–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 467

Dimensions

Sheet: 32.5 x 24.2 cm (12 13/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

59.915

Medium or Technique

Graphite and white watercolor on yellow-gray paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Two blind men with walking sticks begging.

Inscription

Inscribed in graphite lower left: Kern / Blind Priests Begging / Simoda Japan

Markings

Annotated in graphite on verso: 84

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 November 12, 1959

Credit Line

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