Portrait of Col Jacob W. Watson of Princeton, Mass.

1833
Attributed to Rufus Porter (American, 1792–1884), Formerly known as Unidentified artist, American, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1089 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Framed: 10 x 8.1 cm (3 15/16 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.2508

Medium or Technique

Graphite and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- portraits. Companion piece with no. 1090. Bust , three-quarters to left.

Inscription

Trial color strokes on left and right edges. On back of frame: Picture of Col. jacob W. Watson Princeton, Mass. / aged 87 yrs. / died in Barre, / Mass.

Markings

Watermark: J Whatman, Turkey Mil, 1828. Oval blind stamp: London board

Provenance

1951, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1951)

Credit Line

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