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Webb Genealogy

about 1815
Unidentified artist, American, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1209, fig. 301 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Overall: 54.3 x 69.2cm (21 3/8 x 27 1/4in.) Framed: 71.1 x 86.4 cm (28 x 34 in.)

Accession Number

55.699

Medium or Technique

Pen and ink and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

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.

Inscription

Writing changes after birth of last child in 1815.

Provenance

Coll.: Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA October 20, 1955 Mrs. Frederic H. Bartlett, NY, whose grandmother was a granddaughter of Samuel Webb

Credit Line

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