Calligraphic drawing (decorative arrangement of calling cards with eagle and floral border)

mid 19th century
Anna E. Lowes (American, 19th century)


Dimensions

Sheet: 43 x 54 cm (16 15/16 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.35

Medium or Technique

Pen, brown and black inks, and watercolor

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Inscription

Top: on band held by eagle: SPECIMEN OF PENMANSHIP; below: Written by Anna E. Lowes. Calling cards bear names of men; clockwise from upper right: J. W. Barlar, David Webb, Wm Tuers, Z. C. Inslee, John Gray, George L..., James P. Bremner, T. Lawler, T. Willia[ms], J. B. Bun[..]. Benj. Parkhurst, Abm. Denike, Wm. D. Murphy, George Bu[...]. In center: Wade B. Worrall. One card inscribed 1856 7th Ward.

Signed

Below: Written by Anna E. Lowes

Provenance

By 1964, Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession date: March 6, 2008)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800-1875