Portrait of Elizabeth A. Fall

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1108 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 25.9 x 17.9 cm (10 3/16 x 7 1/16 in.) Sheet: 27.3 x 20.2 cm (10 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.870

Medium or Technique

Graphite and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Folk Art- portraits. Young woman in black dress, holding basket in right hand and book in left, standing by potted flowering plant. Floor pattern of braided rug motifs.

Inscription

Lower margin in pen and ink in decorative script: Elizabeth A. Fall. Aged 21 years. 1835

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