The New Baby (Family Group in Mother's Bedroom)

1859
Unknown American, 19th century (American), Formerly attributed to Asher Brown Durand (American, 1796–1886)


Dimensions

Sheet: 33.2 x 46.5 cm (13 1/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1869

Medium or Technique

Brush and gray wash

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Looks more like a work by Lilly Martin Spencer; verso annotated that scene depicts the Mercer family of New Jersey, descendents of General Mercer whose portrait is on the wall (cannot confirm this)

Inscription

Lower right: A. B. Durand / 1859

Provenance

By 1952, Childs Gallery, Boston; 1952, sold by Childs Gallery to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 15, 2006)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800-1875