Classical Composition with Figures, about 1800

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1297 (Folk artists)


Sheet: 38.1 x 37.6 cm (15 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen, stencils with watercolor on velvet

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- velvets. Moses and burning bush; a judgement scene. Adam and Eve and Abel? Flight of steps between two large columns leading to colonnade and altar. Flowering vine borders right, left and lower edges.


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