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Birthday Register: Abigail Clark, 1812

Morris County, New Jersey, United States of America
Pen and ink and watercolor on cream laid paper
Bequest of Elizabeth Beers, 1966  66.408
Not On View
Primary Title Notes: 1981 collection catalogue
recto, all in brown ink: t.c. on urn: "1812"; UC: "A Birthday Regester / when I can read my title clear to mansions in the skies, / I'll bid farewell to every tear And wipe my weeping eyes / A charge to keep I have A god to glorify (The skies / A orever dying soul to Save And fitt it for"; lwr.ctr.: "ABIGAIL CLARK / Was Born May; / 1794".

Printed label on old frame backing: "From [graphite:] Miss Elizabeth Beers / Epilepsy - understanding is half the treatment / To [blue ink:] Newark Museum / CONTENTS MERCHANDISE, FOURTH CLASS MAIL, POSTMASTER - THIS PARCEL MAY / BE OPENED FOR INSPECTION IF NECESSARY. RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED"; printed label on new frame backing removed to file: "OFA[logo] OLLENDORF FINE ARTS / FINE ART PACKERS AND SHIPPERS / NEW YORK -- SAN FRANCISCO / Lot No. / [blue ink:] 7538 / Piece No. / [blue ink:] 68".

Provenance: Subject's great granddaughter, Elizabeth Beers, East Orange, New Jersey
Exhibition History:
"Small Folk, A Celebration of Childhood in America," New-York Historical Society, New York, November 1980.

Keywords: Drawing