Magic Lake

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840, After John Sartain (American (born in England), 1808–1897)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1191, fig. 287 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Overall: 52.1 x 70.5cm (20 1/2 x 27 3/4in.) Framed: 62.9 x 78.1 cm (24 3/4 x 30 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

62.115

Medium or Technique

Black and white chalk on prepared paper (sandpaper)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Folk art- Sandpapers and pastels. Fantastic landscape framed by entrance of grotto. Two small girls, one with wand, standing on shore of moonlit lake center. Ghostly figures above wooded shore left. Arched rock right. After an engraving by John Sartain after James Hamilton, “The Magic Lake, a scene from The Pilgrim of Love,” for Sartain’s Magazine. Found near Chester, VT. Another version 65.1313

Inscription

LL scratched: title

Provenance

Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA June 8, 1964; accessioned February 14, 1962

Credit Line

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