Memorial Wreath

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840


Sheet: 49.4 x 63.5 cm (19 7/16 x 25 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pen and ink and tempera, touched with gum arabic on cardboard

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk Art- Memorial- Triangular floral wreath with inscribed scroll in center.


In pen and ink on scroll: " A band of angel loved ones/ Are guarding you while here/ Father Mother Sisters brothers/ And a wife your heart hold dear/ And your little buds transplanted/ Grow in beauty on our shore/ And with us will greet you gladly/ When the toils of life are o'er."


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