Portrait of Lydia Watson, wife of Col. Watson. Age, 55 .

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1090 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 10.2 x 8.1 cm (4 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.2509

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. 1089. Bust , facing, in cap with ribbon bow and pleating.

Inscription

On back of frame: 1833 age 55 yrs. wife of Col. j.W. Watson Princeton, Mass.

Markings

Watermark: J Whatman, turkey Mills

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