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Cut-Paper Mourning Picture

1949.517 (RS119635)

Description

Molded wood frame, stained dark brown. Under glass. White paper cutout mounted on olive green fabric. Centered at bottom is stepped gravestone with "BELOV'D - THO' LOST SEPR 26 1794." Monument surmounted by urn with floral sprig in bowl with long tendrils covering remainder of picture and ending in feather like leaves. Above "NOW - TO THE WINDS MAY ALL MY SIGHS BE GIVEN - AND REACH - THO' LOST ON EARTH - THE EAR OF HEAVEN."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1794-1810
Inscriptions
Old label on back: ""This piece of handwork is to be returned to Mrs. W. W. Archer 932 Park Ave. Richmond, Virginia ...""
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
cutwork
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cut-paper work
cutwork
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
12 9/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.517
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7587

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