Exhortation and scene of baptism

Attributed to Durs Rudy (American, active 1804–1842), Formerly attributed to Unidentified artist, American, about 1840


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1314, fig. 341 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 20 x 24.8 cm (7 7/8 x 9 3/4 in.) Framed: 26.7 x 31.8 cm (10 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

56.773

Medium or Technique

Pen and gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Folk art- fractur. Square table center, with gentleman and lady holding infant left, minister with uplifted book right. Framed by columns left and right and stylized floral canopy and base.

Inscription

Four-line inscription in brown ink above figures: Jesus trat zu ihnen..." Matthei am 28, 18,19.

Provenance

1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1956)

Credit Line

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