Pity the Sorrows of a Poor Old Man

1824–68
William Sidney Mount (American, 1807–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.7 x 10.1 cm (5 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.372

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

An elderly man standing on a step leaning on a cane. A woman stands behind him inside a door.

Inscription

Inscribed lower center in graphite: "Pitty (sic.) the sorrows of / a poor old man-" / W.S.M.

Provenance

Bequest of Maxim Karolik, Newport to MFA June 13, 1973

Credit Line

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