The Winter Piece

1781–1831
Mather Brown (American, 1761–1831)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 98

Dimensions

Sheet: 23 x 17.5 cm (9 1/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

60.983

Medium or Technique

Graphite and pen and brown ink

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Large family in drawing room; at left sits youth reading book with “Winter Piece” written across the open page. Standing lady with plumed hat holds parrot beneath a cage to the right. Large painting of horse on the center wall. Ink framing lines are apparent along the left and bottom sides. All four corners have been cut, creating an octogon shaped paper.

Inscription

Inscribed on the open page of book, center left, "Winter Piece"
Inscribed at bottom, "The Winter Piece" and "M B" in ink. In graphite, "rown" is annotated after the "M B". The beginning of another letter in ink is visible after the graphite "rown" however, it is cut off at the corner making it unidentifiable.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA September 21, 1960

Credit Line

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