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Memento Mori

1991.1518.1-2 (RS21202)

Description

Pair of memorials in oval repousse brass frames. Square tomb surmounted by an urn which is overhung by a weeping willow tree; four small poplars in left background; at right is a woman's figure with right arm upraised; the left hand supports a large anchor, a symbol of hope; pressed brass frames with glass; pictures are identical except for inscription.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1803-1805
Inscriptions
On front, in image: 1991.1518.1 ""In memory of/Capt. Edmund Little/Who died 7th Sept. 1785/ aged 69 years."" 1991.1518.2 ""In memory of/Judith Little/Who died 7th Sept. 1785/Aged 69 years."" On the verso of 1991.1518.2 on a typewritten jelly label: ""Judith (Adams) Little Dan./ Matthew and Sarah (Knight)./ B. 2 April, 1716. M. Mar. 1786. D. 7 Sept. 1785, W. Newbury""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
funerary art
Ink
ink
memento mori
mourning
Mourning
paper (fiber product)
Pencil
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
PICTURE, MOURNING
Unidentified Paper
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
People and organizations
Little, Edmund, Capt., d. 1803
Little, Judith, d. 1785
Dimensions
10.5 x 8.5 x 1.188 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1518.1-2
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3027

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