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While Grief Presents a Tear

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In margin below in ink: O may each tender feeling wake While grief presents a tear Tho I of sorrows cup partake My heart remains sincere I trust there's one whose heart can feel My never ceasing woe But flinty hearts composed of steel My sorrow nee'r shall know


Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA June 7, 1956

Credit Line

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

Girl seated by a Brook

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1202 (Folk artists)


Sheet: 14.9 x 20.5 cm (5 7/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper


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