Solitude

1815–20
Mary S. Chapin (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1159, cl. pl. XVII (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 38.7 x 34.6cm (15 1/4 x 13 5/8in.) Framed: 59.4 x 49.2 cm (23 3/8 x 19 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

60.469

Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- landscapes. At right young woman seated under tree, musing over open album. Village on hillside left, beyond stream in center. Brushwork imitative of embroidery.

Inscription

Inscribed verso in pen and brown ink: Solitude. Mary S. Chapin

Markings

Watermark: T. Gittins

Provenance

1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1960)

Credit Line

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