For Betsey and Sophia Barrett
Karolik cat. no 1217
Sheet: 37.6 x 54.1 cm (14 13/16 x 21 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pen and watercolor on paper
Not On View
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)
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875