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Persuasion

Description

Black and gilt ovoid surround of reverse painting on glass. Woman seated with man on bended knee proposing. She holds dove, he holds wreath. Short column and architectural landscape with trees and sky in background. Painted in pink, red, blue, yellow, green and brown. Surround has gold floral motif in each corner. Label on back.

Details

Maker
Possibly Valentine Bernarda & Cermenati (Printer)
Date
1803
Inscriptions
Label on back reads: ""Persuasion/ my lovely Maid let me impart,/ The Secrets of an honest Hearst/ Believe my Love with out Disguis/ So let us marry and be wise./ Published July 25, 1803, by Valentine Bernarda & Cermenati, London, & North Row, Boston."" Bottom half of print cut off and glued on back of picture.
Location of origin
London & Boston
Material
glass (material)
hand coloring
ink
oil paint (paint)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Engraving
engravings (prints)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
Hand Colored
hand coloring
Ink
ink
Man
marriage
Matrimony
men (male humans)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
Woman
women (female humans)
Dimensions
15.625 x 11.625 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.511
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
17128

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