The Mournful Ballad of Susanna Cox

1810–50
Unidentified artist (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1315, fig. 342 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 38.6 x 30.6 cm (15 3/16 x 12 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1116

Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- fractur. Eight of possible thirty-two stanzas, the first two with colored and ornamented lettering at top, followed by three in German script on either side of large floral design.

Provenance

1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

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