Portrait of a Lady in the Griswold Family

1800–15
Artist Unknown American, 19th century (American)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1077, fig. 221 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 39.4 x 29.2 cm (15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

55.688

Medium or Technique

Pastel on pink prepared paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Folk art- portraits. One of a pair with 55.689. Said to be a member of the Griswold family, Madison, Conn. Bust, profile to right. Thin dress with short sleeves; large hoop earring set with pearls; smooth hair held by comb, locks on forehead. Probably by a French artist (circle of Saint-Memin, etc.).

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