Memorial for Amos Tyler

American
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840 (American)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1208 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.7 x 20.8 cm (7 3/8 x 8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.443

Medium or Technique

Graphite and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk Art- Memorial- Girl standing at right of monument with columns and urns under drooping willow tree. Another column with flowers and doves right.

Inscription

On monument in ink: Sacred to the memory of/ Amos Tyler, / who Died Jany. 15. 1829, Aged. 37./ May we never mourn those/ Who sleep in Jesu's arms. On verso in ink: Farewell dear friends a short farewell/ For we on earth awhile must dwell./ Jann

Provenance

1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1956)

Credit Line

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