Life Is a Race

July 21, 1863
George R. Brown (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1259 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 36.2 x 46.7 cm (14 1/4 x 18 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

62.126

Medium or Technique

Pen and ink; brush and wash with stencils on Bristol board

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Folk art- various. Pair of dapple-gray horses running to left.

Inscription

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

Markings

UR: cicular blind stamp of De La Rue & Co.

Provenance

1962, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 14, 1962)

Credit Line

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