Pelican Feeding Her Young

Artist Unidentified artist, American, 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1317, fig. 343 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Sheet: 11.7 x 7.5 cm (4 5/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.760

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, pen and brown ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- Fractur. Symbol of redemption and atonement (Psalms, CII, 6). Stylized design with border lines crossing at corners. Probably a Bible bookmark. Probably by same hand as in Shelley, Fraktur-Writings, fig. 51

Provenance

Nadelman (Lancaster); to Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA October 11, 1956

Credit Line

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