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Needlework Picture

1982.157 (RS30878)

Description

Silk Mourning Picture. A man and boy lean on either side of a memorial with urn on top. A little girl sits at the left. A garland of roses is draped around the urn. The sky and the peoples' hands and faces are painted. There is a large weeping willow behind the memorial. stitches: satin stitch

Details

Maker
Kuhn, Anne, 1797-1880 (Embroiderer)
Johnston, John, 1753-1818 (Artist)
Date
1810-1815
circa
Inscriptions
""Sacred to the memory/of/Mrs. Hannah Kuhn, wife of Mr. Jacob Kuhn/of Boston, who died Novr 15th 1797/aged 36 years/Hope looks beyond the bounds of time/When what we now deplore,/Shall rise in full immortal prime/And bloom to fade no more."" ""Wrought by Anne Kuhn, AE 13 years""
Material
embroidering
paintings (visual works)
silk (textile)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
embroidering
funerary art
needlework (visual works)
paintings (visual works)
Picture, Needlework
silk (textile)
watercolor (paint)
Dimensions
18 x 24 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1982.157
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Clark Bowser
GUSN
50128
Reference Notes
November

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