While Grief Presents a Tear

Girl seated by a Brook

American
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840 (American)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1202 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.9 x 20.5 cm (5 7/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.439

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk Art- Memorial- Young woman seated at left under two willow trees, beside stream flowing from hillside right.

Inscription

In margin below in ink:
O may each tender feeling wake
While grief presents a tear
Tho I of sorrows cup partake
My heart remains sincere

I trust there's one whose heart can feel
My never ceasing woe
But flinty hearts composed of steel
My sorrow nee'r shall know

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