On tomb in left in pen: Sacred to the memory/ of Nathan E Merrill / Born April 3d AD 1781./ Died July 11th AD 1785; on tomb right: Sacred to the memory of/ John Merrill. Born Nov. 15 AD 1776. / Died at Hanover Aug. 25. AD 1797./ A member of Dartmouth University. Signed and dated 1814 on original painted glass mat.
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 7, 1956
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875
- Sarah Merrill, American, 19th century
Karolik cat. no 1220 (Folk artists)
Image: 39.7 x 53.8 cm (15 5/8 x 21 3/16 in.) oval Sheet: 44 x 55.9 cm (17 5/16 x 22 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pen and watercolor on paper