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Mourning Picture

1950.205 (RS103862)

Description

Mourning picture, watercolor on silk ground. Depicts a woman in mourning dress standing by a large tomb under a weeping willow. Memorial to "...Jonathan Davis who died March 15, 1800 age 42." Gilt wood frame with reverse painted glass.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1800
Inscriptions
""Sacred/ to the/ Memory of/ Mr. Jonathan Davis/ who died/ March 15th 1800/ AET 42"" (appears to be written in ink)
Material
ink
silk (textile)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
funerary art
ink
mourning
Picture
silk (textile)
watercolor (paint)
Dimensions
18 1/4 x 20 5/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1950.205
Credit Line
Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Bridge
GUSN
45134

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