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Description

"Happiness". Black and gilt ovoid surround of reverse painting on glass. Woman seated with child at breast, man standing behind: both lookout open door. Dog to their left, landscape with trees and stream in background. Painted in pink, red, yellow, blue, green, brown. Surround has a gold floral motif in each corner. Label on back.

Details

Maker
Possibly Valentine Bernarda & Cermenati (Printer)
Date
1803
Inscriptions
Label on back reads: ""Happiness/ Happy they live by Hymn blest/ The God of Love their vows carest/ In hopes their happier hours to share/ Maybe our greatest chiefest care.""/ ""Published July 25, 1803, by Valentine Bernarda & Cermenati; London, and North Row, Boston."" Bottom 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
Child
children (people by age group)
Dog
dog (animal)
Engraving
engravings (prints)
families
Family
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
Hand Colored
hand coloring
ink
Ink
Man
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
1926.512
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
17129

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