Requires Photography

To Mary Lewis

1822
Alice Whiting (American, 19th century)


Dimensions

Sheet: 16.7 x 14.1 cm (6 9/16 x 5 9/16 in.) uneven shape

Accession Number

60.855

Medium or Technique

Watercolor and ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- various. Decorated album page- two flowers above writing

Inscription

Written below flowers in pen and ink: For a Friend/ May smiling pleasures ever new/ Attend each course which you pursue / May virtuous wreaths of knowledge spread /Their graceful umbrage over your head/ May wisdom all your actions guide/ And virtue over your steps preside./ Will Miss Mary Lewis accpet/ this as token of love from her friend/ Francisidonn. Oct. 3rd 1822 Alice Whiting

Provenance

1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1960)

Credit Line

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