House Blessing: "Die Menschen bauen sich oft Hauser und Palaste"

Unidentified artist, American, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1342, fig 361 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 31.8 x 38.3cm (12 1/2 x 15 1/16 in.) Framed: 45.1 x 54 cm (17 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.3840

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, pen and red and brown ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- fractur. house blessings. Two arches supported by pillars framing two-story house center, with two vases of tulips on roof. Jardiniere with tulips left and right.

Inscription

Under arches in pen, red ink and watercolor: verses- "Die Menschen bauen sich oft Hauser und Pallaste"

Markings

Watermark: H (?) and S and tipped flower pot with trefoil plant

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA December 14, 1950 Coll.: Lorimer (sale cat., part I, no. 376)

Credit Line

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