Family Group

American
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1200, fig. 296 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.88 x 35.2 cm (10 3/16 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.438

Medium or Technique

Graphite and tempera on cardboard

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Folk Art- Memorial - Woman in center holding scroll facing woman with two children left; at right man offering book to woman over low holly tree. Palms at extreme left and right. rose bordered oval

Inscription

On scroll in pen and ink: This is a land / immortal This/ beautiful of lands/ that glorious land / is heaven and / mortals who pass/ through it are mortals never/ more./ ab. initio/ P. Punt,, (?or JS Fenton)

Provenance

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