Portrait of Henry Laurens Roberts

about 1835
Joseph H. Davis (American, 1811–1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1110 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.5 x 18.6 cm (8 1/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.869

Medium or Technique

Graphite and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- portraits. Small boy standing, profile to right. Bird on finger of left hand, cap in right; amother bird on flowering plant in pot right. Three braided rugs on floor.

Inscription

Lower margin in decorative brown script (ink): Henry Laurens Roberts. Born Octbr 18th / 1831. Painted at the age of 4 years.

Provenance

1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1960)

Credit Line

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