A Philadelphia Physician

1838
John Rubens Smith (English, 1775–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 668, fig. 140

Dimensions

Sheet: 43.2 x 33.2 cm (17 x 13 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.437

Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite on moderately thick, dark cream wove paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Seated in office, 3/4s left, right arm resting on table. Skeleton in partly open cupboard left, bookcase right; picture of street scene hanging between.

Inscription

Signed lower right, in black ink: Painted by J. R. Smith/1838 Phila

Provenance

Dr. Lewis (c.1844); Maxim Karolik, Newport; 1960, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1960)

Credit Line

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