The Caverly Brothers

1836
Joseph H. Davis (American, 1811–1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1107, fig. 231 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.6 x 30.6 cm (8 1/8 x 12 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1608

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, graphite, and pen and black and brown ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- portraits. Two boys standing in landscape, facing each other, each holding book in one hand and cap in the other. Flowering plant in pot left and right; flowers and spaniel center. Two birds flying.

Inscription

Lower margin in ink: Everett Caverly. Aged 11 years. Octbr. 31st 1836. John Hoit. Caverly. Aged 8 years. Octbr. 17th 1836.

Provenance

1952, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 13, 1952)

Credit Line

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