Portrait of a Seated Woman facing right (Mrs. Kerry?)

1848
Unidentified artist, American, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1063, fig. 216 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.6 x 20.3 cm (10 1/16 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

55.700

Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite, with white of egg solution onhair and dress, on ivory paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- portraits. Middle-aged woman seated in armchair facing right, wearing shawl and lace and flower-timmed cap tied under chin with ribbon streamers. Drapery right.

Inscription

On verso in ink: Messrs. Kerry 1848

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