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Young Lady in Blue

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Long brown hair, white shawl, blue gown trimmed with gold. Said to be central motif of a sternboard. Polychromed wood, original paint; probably never used.


According to M. & M. Karolik Collection of American Water Colors & Drawings (MFA Boston, 1962), cat. no. 1420: "This carving originally hung in the study of Virgil D. Parris of Paris Hill, Me., who was a member of Congress, 1839-1841, and Civilian Keeper of Naval Stores at Kittery Naval Yard, Me., about 1858-1859."

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik

about 1815

Object Place

Kittery, Maine, United States


58.42 x 41.91 cm (23 x 16 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted wood