Vorschift: Bedenke, mensch das ende

1825
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1360, fig. 371 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 19.1 x 32.5 cm (7 1/2 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.408

Medium or Technique

Pen, black ink and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- fractur. Pennsylvania German Fractur. Capital letter “B” with flowers beginning two stanzas of Amish hymn. At left below “B”, alphabet in lower case and numerals. Beneath verse at right, alphabet in capitals. Pair of birds and flowers top right. Narrow border.

Inscription

LL in ink: A.D. 1825, 1825

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