Memorial for George Washington

American
Unidentified artist, American, about 1840


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1296, fig. 336 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 47 x 52.7cm (18 1/2 x 20 3/4 in.) Framed: 56.8 x 65.4 cm (22 3/8 x 25 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

62.139

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, stencil and pen and brown ink on velvet

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- velvets. Woman center learnign on tomb with urn under willows right; officer on crutch left. Oval in rectangle

Inscription

On urn in pen and ink: GW; on tomb: Sacred/ To the memory of the / Illustrious/ Washington

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