The Country Maid

Unidentified artist, American, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1242, fig. 316 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 22.7 x 19.7 cm (8 15/16 x 7 3/4 in.) Sheet: 27.8 x 20.6 cm (10 15/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.685

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- various. Girl standing beside sheep and lamb. Trees and two-story house in background.

Inscription

Lower margin in ink: "Gay Lordlings sought her for their bride/ But she would ne'er incline; / Prove to your equals just & true / As I shall prove to mine"

Provenance

1955, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 20, 1955)

Credit Line

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