User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Memorial for Nathan and John Merrill

Start collecting

Inscription

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.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift 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

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1220 (Folk artists)

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

56.445

Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors