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Portrait of Delia Varney, July 8, 1837

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Inscription

Lower margin in decorative black script (ink): Delia Varney. Aged 35, October 26, 1837./ Painted July 8th 1837.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; by whom given to MFA ovember 8, 1951

Credit Line

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

July 8, 1837

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1113, color plate XV (Folk artists)

Dimensions

Image: 25.6 x 19.5 cm (10 1/16 x 7 11/16 in.) Sheet: 30.2 x 22.2 cm (11 7/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.2522

Medium or Technique

Graphite and watercolor on paper

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Classifications

Watercolors