Exhortation and scene of baptism

Attributed to Durs Rudy (American, active 1804–1842), Formerly attributed to Unidentified artist, American, about 1840

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1314, fig. 341 (Folk artists)


Sheet: 20 x 24.8 cm (7 7/8 x 9 3/4 in.) Framed: 26.7 x 31.8 cm (10 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and gouache on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- fractur. Square table center, with gentleman and lady holding infant left, minister with uplifted book right. Framed by columns left and right and stylized floral canopy and base.


Four-line inscription in brown ink above figures: Jesus trat zu ihnen..." Matthei am 28, 18,19.


1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1956)

Credit Line

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