Portrait of Delia Varney, July 8, 1837
July 8, 1837
Joseph H. Davis (American, 1811–1865)
Karolik cat. no 1113, color plate XV (Folk artists)
Image: 25.6 x 19.5 cm (10 1/16 x 7 11/16 in.) Sheet: 30.2 x 22.2 cm (11 7/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Graphite and watercolor on paper
Not On View
Folk art- portraits. Woman in light dress with embroidered bertha and apron, standing profile to right, with beaded bag in right hand and book in left. Flowering plant in pot right. Decorated corners and bright rug pattern.
Lower margin in decorative black script (ink): Delia Varney. Aged 35, October 26, 1837./ Painted July 8th 1837.
1951, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1951)
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875