Monument to M.K.

American
Feb. 22, 1827
Attributed to Samuel Reinke (American, 19th century), Formerly attributed to Unidentified artist, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1216, fig. 304 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 37.94 x 32.4 cm (14 15/16 x 12 3/4 in.) oval Sheet: 49.1 x 35.1 cm (19 5/16 x 13 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1093

Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor (oval)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- memorials. Monument set on hummock of stone and grass center. Gentleman and lady right, view of winding path and inn in distance left.

Inscription

On monument in ink: M.K./ GOD/ Be the strength/ of your heart/ and/ your portion/ forever/ Ps. 73.26. Onhummock: 50; in margin below: S.R. pxt. Feb. 22. 1827.

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