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Painting of Family Register

1991.1261 (RS21179)

Description

Square format, painted on a soft gray background and decorated with scrolls and flowering vines and roses in shades of pale rose, yellow and blue; at the bottom are interlaced scrolls framing two landscape views of small cottages with outbuildings; there is a darker gray strip painted arounded the edge; the painting is unframed.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Inscriptions
Painted in image, within scrolls: ""Sidney Julius Morton Sylvia Laws Born Sept. 3, 1811 Born July 22, 1836/Born Sept. 12, 1809, married May first 1834. Edwin Alonzo/ Passed to Higher Life/ Feb. 13, 1860/Adaliza Jane/ Born Aug. 4, 1841/ Passed to Higher Life/ Oct. 5, 1853/ Ae 12 yers 2 mo. Julius/Hervey Born Feb. 4, 1849. Abby Ermina Born Marc/20, 1843/ Sarah Elizabath Born/ May 6, 1845 At the upper center edge of the image, below the sun rays, written very faintly in blue: ""Angel/Bright are ever light/sight/flight?""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
oil paint (paint)
ticking
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
genealogy (discipline)
Geneology
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
PICTURE, FAMILY REGISTER
Tick
ticking
People and organizations
Morton Family
Dimensions
22 x 22 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1261
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2810

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