Portrait of Charles Bartlett Roberts

1835
Joseph H. Davis (American, 1811–1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1109 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 19.1 x 15.9 cm (7 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.) Sheet: 20.5 x 16.7 cm (8 1/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.868

Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk art- portraits. Boy standing in landscape, profile to right, holding powder horn in right hand and barrel of gun in left. Retriever with bird at right. Hunting cap and dead bird on ground left.

Inscription

Lower margin in decorative black script (ink): Charles Bartlett, Roberts. Born May 21st 1822. / Painted at the Age of 13 years.

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