Three Angel Heads

1800–25
Mary Ann Willson (American, active in 1800–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1277, fig. color plate XXII (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 40.5 x 32.9 cm (15 15/16 x 12 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.3886

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, pen and black ink, graphite pencil on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- various. Three winged female heads, with elaborate coiffures, hair ornaments and earrings.

Inscription

Below drawing in ink: "Angels now are hovering round us / Unprocevd thay mix the throng / Wondering at the love that crownd us / Glad to joyn the holy Song."

Provenance

1950, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1950)

Credit Line

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