Memorial for Nathan and John Merrill

American
Sarah Merrill (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1220 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 39.7 x 53.8 cm (15 5/8 x 21 3/16 in.) oval Sheet: 44 x 55.9 cm (17 5/16 x 22 in.)

Accession Number

56.445

Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- Memorial- Two young women and two tombs withurns shaded by leaning willow tree left and right. Young woman center holding anchor. Church in distance left.

Inscription

On tomb in left in pen: Sacred to the memory/ of Nathan E Merrill / Born April 3d AD 1781./ Died July 11th AD 1785; on tomb right: Sacred to the memory of/ John Merrill. Born Nov. 15 AD 1776. / Died at Hanover Aug. 25. AD 1797./ A member of Dartmouth University.
Signed and dated 1814 on original painted glass mat.

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