Study for "Offering Baby a Rose": Offering Baby a Top

about 1857
James Goodwyn Clonney (American (born in England), 1812–67)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 165


Sheet: 16.3 x 12.1 cm (6 7/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Father seated in study offering top to baby held by mother standing in doorway. Dog at right. Books and inkwell on desk left. Framed pictue on the wall. Drawing is a study for the oil panting, “Offering Baby a Rose,” 1857, in Lake View Gallery, Lake View, New York. Note that the painting is reversed.


Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA March 14, 1962

Credit Line

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