Memorial for Almia Thayer

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1207, fig. 300 (Folk artists)


Sheet: 39.1 x 56.0 cm (15 3/8 x 22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk Art- Memorial- Against weeping willow on rise of bank rolling down to river, two girls in white dresses at tomb; one kneeling, other standing by rose-wreathed urn. Large tree right; town in distance left, with mountains beyond.


Applied on face of tomb (to cover previous inscription) label partly printing, partly in pen: SACRED / to the Memory of/ ALMIA, dau, of Dea. Wm & SALLY THAYER/ Who Died Feb 21, 1827. aged 4 years & 9 months. Two-line verse follows.


1956, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1956)

Credit Line

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