Unidentified artist, American, 19th century
Karolik cat. no 1209, fig. 301 (Folk artists)
Overall: 54.3 x 69.2cm (21 3/8 x 27 1/4in.) Framed: 71.1 x 86.4 cm (28 x 34 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pen and ink and watercolor on paper
Not On View
Folk art- memorial. birth certificates. Born Nov. 9, 1764; married in Trinity Church, NY, Dec. 19, 1792, to Hettee Hart, born June 26, 1772. Title across top against background of decorative leaves with American eagle and stars center; pasted near eagle’s beak is round piece of paper inscribed with Lord’s Prayer and signed by Samuel Webb. Children’s names, births, marriages and deaths in four columns separated by scroll decorations of leaves and berries. Border scalloped at top and above register. Artist may be Samuel Webb himself, a NY merchant.
Writing changes after birth of last child in 1815.
Coll.: Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA October 20, 1955 Mrs. Frederic H. Bartlett, NY, whose grandmother was a granddaughter of Samuel Webb
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875