Enamelled Card Drawing

about 1825–50
Unidentified artist, 19th century


Dimensions

Image: 28.4 x 23.7 cm (11 3/16 x 9 5/16 in.) Sheet: 29.7 x 24.8 cm (11 11/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

60.1123.1

Medium or Technique

Graphite and watercolor

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- calligraphy. Sheet divided into various sections, eagle with flag in center. Possibly a demonstration of the artist’s skill at rendering calling cards known as “enamelled cards”

Inscription

UC section in graphite: Enamelled Card/ Drawing

Provenance

1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

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