Two Girls mourning by a Tomb, and an Angel blowing a Trumpet

American
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1198, fig. 294 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 37.8 x 48.3 cm (14 7/8 x 19 in.) (flattened oval) Sheet: 39.8 x 49.8 cm (15 11/16 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.440

Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor touched with gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Folk Art- Memorial. Two women left and right, one holding Bible, other leaning on anchor, beside funerary urn against willow tree center. Angel upper left. Stream in middle distance; three-masted ship right. Buildings in distance. Inscription label removed from tomb.

Provenance

1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1956)

Credit Line

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