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1991.1251 (RS21191)

Description

A watercolor memorial painting, showing in the center a rectangular tomb surmounted by an urn and a wreath of roses. At left is a woman in mourning in a grey dress and scarf. To her left is a leafy tree with a bold trunk painted in oils, and two houses- one white and one yellow. At her right stands a weeping willow and two additional white houses with red roofs.

Details

Maker
Jarvis Newell, Mary (Maker)
Date
1818-1825
Inscriptions
Written in script with ink in the oval on the tomb is: Sacred/to the MEMORY of/Mrs/Mary J. [?] Richardson/who died/Sept 12th, 1818/AE 4 years. [See NFL cat.card for full inscription on paper backing, providing a geneology of the Richardsons.]
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ink
oil paint (paint)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Classical Figure
Death
deaths
funerary art
ink
Ink
Memorial
memorials
Mourning
mourning
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
Tomb
tombs
Unidentified Paper
Urn
urns
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
watercolors (paintings)
Weeping Willow
willow (wood)
Wreath
wreaths (costume accessories)
People and organizations
Jarris Richardson, Mary, 1815-1818
Dimensions
11.688 x 13.75 x 0.813 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1251
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2800

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