Life Is a Race
July 21, 1863
George R. Brown (American, 19th century)
Karolik cat. no 1259 (Folk artists)
Sheet: 36.2 x 46.7 cm (14 1/4 x 18 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pen and ink; brush and wash with stencils on Bristol board
Not On View
Folk art- various. Pair of dapple-gray horses running to left.
Inscribed on a separate sheet: Life is a race, by many run, / And by a few is nobly won; / Act well your part as on time flies, / In this the highest honor lies. / Geo. R. Brown / Executed July 21 1863
UR: cicular blind stamp of De La Rue & Co.
1962, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 14, 1962)
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875