Memorial for Abiathar R. and Horace B. Wolcott, d.1816

American
about 1816
Artist Unidentified artist


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1212, fig. 302 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 42.4 x 55.6 cm (16 11/16 x 21 7/8 in.) Sheet: 43.3 x 56.5 cm (17 1/16 x 22 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

56.743

Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk Art- memorials. Funerary urn left with lilies and willows beside a stream shaded by tree with ivy around trunk. Road leading to church and houses right; hills in background.

Inscription

On tomb in pen: SACRED/ To the memory of/ ABIATHAR R. and HARACE B. / Sons of Abiathar and Mary Wolcott./ Abiathar died Sept. 15th 1816./ Aged 15 years./ Horace died May 11th 1816/ Aged 1 year.
Below in pen: three-line verse

Markings

Watermark: J Whatman

Provenance

1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1956)

Credit Line

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