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For Betsey and Sophia Barrett

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On base of urn in pen: "Sacred to the Memory of / Betsey Barrett / Who died April 7th A.D. 1810 AE 17 yrs. / & / Sophia Barrett / Who died April 23rd A.D. 1816 AE 22 yrs. / Yet still on thee shall fond remembrance / dwell." On verso in graphite pencil: "Salley Barrett"


Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA September 21, 1960

Credit Line

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

about 1816

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 1217


Sheet: 37.6 x 54.1 cm (14 13/16 x 21 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper


Prints and Drawings