Double portrait: Mr. and Mrs. Miles Reed

About 1840
Artist Unidentified artist (American, 19th century), Possibly by Justus Dalee

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1091, fig. 227 (Folk artists)


Framed: 7.8 x 12.7 cm (3 1/16 x 5 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite and watercolor on paper

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Folk art- portraits. Two ovals framed in black and joined. Bust length, seated, facing each other in profile. Mr. Reed left, wearing striped waistcoat; Mrs. Reed right, with smooth hair in coil of braids, wearing embroidered collar.


1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1960)

Credit Line

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