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Inscription

lower left in black ink: A. CARY DEL.; lower center in black ink: Scale one inch to the Foot.; lower left edge in graphite by unknown hand: 48 Feb; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: EDC

text on monument in image: Erected / to the memory of / George B. Doane, M.D. / youngest son of the late Isaiah / and Hannah Bartless Doane. / He was born in Boston / December 4, 1793, / Deceased April 13, 1842, / aged 49 years. / As a Son, Brother, Friend / Citizen, Physician, / a model for imitation. / The lament of the poor / pronounced his Eulogy. / "And in the wreck of human joy / May kneeling faith adore thy will."

Provenance

Mrs. Ednah D. Cheney; Mrs. Alice F. Williams, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1958; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 5, no. 29.