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Needlework Picture

1972.22 (RS103911)

Description

Oval, silk mourning picture. Two women on either side of a memorial with an urn on top. Large tree at right, several small trees and buildings at left. Weeping willow behind memorial. Sky, heads and arms are painted. stitches: satin stitch, french knot

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1804
Inscriptions
""In Memory of/John Stanton Edes/Died June 13th, 1802, Aged 4 years 6 months./John Stanton Edes,/Died September 8th 1804. Aged 4 months./ Our life is ever on the wing,/And death is ever nigh;/The moment when our life begins,/We all begin to die.""/""Executed by Mary Edes""
Location of origin
Charlestown, MA
Material
embroidering
painting (coating)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Education
education
Embroidered
embroidering
funerary art
Mourning
mourning
needlework (visual works)
Painted
painting (coating)
Picture, Needlework
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
30 1/4 x 27 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1972.22
Credit Line
Gift from Penelope B. Noyes
GUSN
48717

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