Portrait of a Gentleman in the Griswold Family

Artist Unknown American, 19th century (American)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1078, fig. 222 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 39.2 x 28.3 cm (15 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.689

Medium or Technique

Pastel on pink prepared paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Pastels

Folk art- portraits.One of a pair with 55.688. Said to be a member of the Griswold family, Madison, Conn. Bust, profile to left. Stand-up collar, stock and plain gold earring. Probably by a French artist (circle of Saint-Memin, etc.).

Markings

Watermark: A A...

Provenance

1955, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 20, 1955)

Credit Line

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