For Betsey and Sophia Barrett

about 1816
Unidentified artist (American, 19th century), Formerly attributed to Salley Barrett (American, 19th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1217


Sheet: 37.6 x 54.1 cm (14 13/16 x 21 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Folk art- memorials. Two girls left and right, leaning on monument with flaming urn. Willow behind; other trees left and right.


On base of urn in pen: "Sacred to the Memory of / Betsey Barrett / Who died April 7th A.D. 1810 AE 17 yrs. / & / Sophia Barrett / Who died April 23rd A.D. 1816 AE 22 yrs. / Yet still on thee shall fond remembrance / dwell." On verso in graphite pencil: "Salley Barrett"


1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

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