Patrick McGregor, "The Independent Beggar"

1829
Joseph Gear (American, 1768–1853), After Samuel Lovett Waldo (American, 1783–1861)


Dimensions

Sheet: 19.5 x 22 cm (7 11/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1284

Medium or Technique

Graphite with watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Man, raggedly dressed, seated at table with bowl, spoon, and bone. After a painting by Waldo exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum in 1830

Inscription

Lower left: The / Independent Beggar. / a Sketch. Lower center: Patrick McGregor.

Signed

Lower right: J Gear. / May 25th 1829

Provenance

By 1948, Charles D. Childs, Boston; 1948, sold by Charles D. Childs to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 14, 2006)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800-1875