Certificate of Merit

Sarah Fairbanks (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1266 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 15.1 x 14.0 cm (5 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

60.875

Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor with yellow border on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- various. Spray of roses in border.

Inscription

At top in pen and ink: This Cerificate that the Bearer Miss Mary Lewis/ by her good behaviour in school has gained the favor and / applause of her Instructress Sarah Fairbanks/ Francestown September 1820

Provenance

1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1960)

Credit Line

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