The Aged Pastor

1850–59
Felix Octavius Carr Darley (American, 1822–1888)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 240

Dimensions

Sheet: 38.1 x 30.5 cm (15 x 12 in.)

Accession Number

61.267

Medium or Technique

Graphite and gray wash on board

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Old man holding litte girl and talking to two children standing by tree. Illustration to “Recollections of an Aged Pastor.” For engraving by W. Humphrys in Poems by Lydia Sigourney (1850’s).

Inscription

Inscribed lower left in pen and ink: F.O.C. Darley - fecit; inscribed lower center in graphite: "Often have no hush'd / The shrillish echo of our holiday, / Turning our mirth to neverence as ho pass'd, / And eager to record one favoring smile, / Oh word paternal." Lower right in graphite: Recollections of an Aged Pastor

Markings

Blind stamp lower right: LONDON ABRAIDED DRAWING BOARD

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA May 10, 1961

Credit Line

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