Monument to M.K.

Feb. 22, 1827
Attributed to Samuel Reinke (American, 19th century), Formerly attributed to Unidentified artist (American, 19th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1216, fig. 304 (Folk artists)


Image: 37.94 x 32.4 cm (14 15/16 x 12 3/4 in.) oval Sheet: 49.1 x 35.1 cm (19 5/16 x 13 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor (oval)

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- memorials. Monument set on hummock of stone and grass center. Gentleman and lady right, view of winding path and inn in distance left.


On monument in ink: M.K./ GOD/ Be the strength/ of your heart/ and/ your portion/ forever/ Ps. 73.26. Onhummock: 50; in margin below: S.R. pxt. Feb. 22. 1827.


1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

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