Woman with high comb and lace collar

Portrait of Sally Smith, wife of the first settler of McGraw.

Ruth Henshaw Bascom (American, 1772–1848)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1095 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 50.5 x 37.8 cm (19 7/8 x 14 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.2507

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil and pastel, silhouetted upon light blue paper: the dress cut separate

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Folk art- portraits. Bust, profile to left. Cut out and attached to prepared lavender paper, now faded to light blue. Said to be a portrait of Sally Smith, wife of first settler of McGraw (NY?). From Ipswich, MA

Provenance

1951, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1951)

Credit Line

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