Garden of Paradise

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1190, fig. 286 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 66.5 x 50.0 cm (26 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.114

Medium or Technique

Black and white pastel on sandpaper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Folk art- sandpapers and pastels. Fantastic landscape. Three angels seated at right on bank of winding river with waterfall. Behind angels, trees with drooping branches; pair of giraffes standing by river. Mountains in background left.

Inscription

On back of frame: Lucy Prouty (?)

Provenance

Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA June 8, 1964; accessioned February 14, 1962

Credit Line

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