Oval Study of Fruit with Bird

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1253, color plate XXI (Folk artists)


Image: 34.3 x 27.9 cm (13 1/2 x 11 in.) oval Sheet: 45.1 x 34.0 cm (17 3/4 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor and graphite pencil on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors

Folk art- various. Pinapple behind tall basket of strawberries, peaches and cluster of grapes. Curving grapevine right; multi-colored bird left.


LC in graphite: LVLB (?); LR: graphite sketch of branch; UL: G L Bergen's Picture (?)


Watermark: Amies & Co, with dove


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