Requires Photography

For Daniel and Joseph Ellis

Artist Rachel F. Ellis (American, 19th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1219, fig. 306 (Folk artists)


Sight: 51.8 x 64.1 cm (20 3/8 x 25 1/4 in.) (approximately)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on lutestring silk

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- memorials and family registers. Widow and five children standing in landscape near obelisk, on the base of which is written in pen: Sacred to the Memory/ of/ Mr. Daniel Ellis who obt. April/ 15, 1807 AE. 50 yrs. 27 dys./ Joseph p. Ellis obt. March 7, 1809/ AE. 6 yrs. 1 mo. 5 dys. Weeping willow right, sheep beyond, and homestead. Oval in rectangle, spray of flowers in each corner.


Under oval in pen: Executed in Franklin, March 25, 1818 by Rachel F. Ellis, under the tuition of Miss Molloy.


1955, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 20, 1955)

Credit Line

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