Memorial: For Nancy Bonney

American
J. Osborn (active in 1800)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1221 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 24.0 x 22.2 cm (9 7/16 x 8 3/4 in.) Sheet: 24.9 x 22.7 cm (9 13/16 x 8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.881

Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- memorials. Woman and child standing by memorial urn under willow on seashore. Ship in distance and angel above right. Narrow decorative border in pen.

Inscription

Lower margin in pen: O Say Sweet Girl thus doomed to part thy friend shall ever cheerful be for ah this faithful wounded heart still beats with tenderest love for thee; below center: Nancy Bonney; R: Js Osborn

Markings

Watermark: R D

Provenance

1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1960)

Credit Line

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