Memorial for John Combs

American
about 1816
Unidentified artist, American, 19th century, Unidentified artist (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1204 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 39.4 x 50.2 cm (15 1/2 x 19 3/4 in.) oval Sheet: 40.0 x 50.3 cm (15 3/4 x 19 13/16 in.) corners cut

Accession Number

60.1089

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- memorials. Funerary urn under willow tree right; oak tree left. Elaborate buildings left and right with towers and cupolas. Two printed labels on tomb.

Inscription

On tomb above: four-line verse; below: AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ JOHN COMBS/ WHO DIED MARCH 14TH, 1816, AGED 10 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS.

Provenance

1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

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