Morse Family Record with portraits
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840 (American)
Karolik cat. no 1206 (Folk artists)
Image: 49.53 x 38.6 cm (19 1/2 x 15 3/16 in.) Sheet: 51.9 x 41.1 cm (20 7/16 x 16 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pen, graphite pencil and watercolor on paper
Not On View
Folk Art- memorial. family record. Floral wreath above arch supported by double twisted columns. In arch, half-length portraits of Ellis and Lora Morse and child.
Below, two ovals with inscriptions in pen: left, Ellis Morse./ and Lora Ayer,/ were married/ April 7th 1819/ and right: If there is bliss... (six line verse); two ruled columns of births and deaths.
Watermark: J Whatman, Turkey Mill, 1827
1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1956)
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875