The Orphans

American
1808
Harriot Sewall (American, 1808–1810)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1227, fig. 308 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 37.3 x 54.0 cm (14 11/16 x 21 1/4 in.) Sheet: 42.7 x 58.1 cm (16 13/16 x 22 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1633

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- memorial. Lady holding closed parasol standing near bereaved girl and boy seated on boulder in cemetery with willow right; village left, rocky hill behind.

Inscription

Lower margin in ink: title, $ 10 Paid Harrriot Sewall 1808

Markings

Watermark: Ruse & Turners, 1805

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