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Needlework Picture

1921.349 (RS103758)

Description

This mourning picture worked in silk satin stitches on a satin ground depicts two women in white dresses flanking an inscribed monument surmounted by an urn. One places flowers on the monument while the other points to the inscription and holds a large anchor (symbol of hope, faith and love). There are houses at the extreme left and a weeping willow at the center. The picture is under a reverse painted (eglomise) glass and in a gilt frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1806
Inscriptions
""Sacred/To/The Memory/of/Elizabeth Ann Center./ OBT. 4th August, 1806./AET. 10 Months./Happy Infant early blest, Rest in Peaceful Slumber, rest./Early rescued from the cares/Which increase with growing years"" (Embroidered)
Location of origin
Charlestown, MA
Material
embroidering
paintings (visual works)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
embroidering
funerary art
needlework (visual works)
paintings (visual works)
Picture, Needlework
silk (textile)
Dimensions
24 15/16 x 20 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1921.349
Credit Line
Gift from Miss Virginia Stockwell
GUSN
7330

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