Persuasion

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1803

GUSN

GUSN-17128

Description

Black and gilt ovoid surround of reverse painting on glass. Woman seated with man on bended knee proposing. She holds dove, he holds wreath. Short column and architectural landscape with trees and sky in background. Painted in pink, red, blue, yellow, green and brown. Surround has gold floral motif in each corner. Label on back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

engravings (prints)
glass (material)
hand coloring
ink
oil paint (paint)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
men (male humans)
marriage
women (female humans)
Glass
Watercolor
Ink
Unidentified Paper
Hand Colored
Matrimony
Man
Woman
Oil
Engraving

Inscription

Label on back reads: ""Persuasion/ my lovely Maid let me impart,/ The Secrets of an honest Hearst/ Believe my Love with out Disguis/ So let us marry and be wise./ Published July 25, 1803, by Valentine Bernarda & Cermenati, London, & North Row, Boston."" Bottom half of print cut off and glued on back of picture.

Maker

Possibly Valentine Bernarda & Cermenati (Printer)

Location of Origin

London & Boston

Dimensions

15.625 x 11.625 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone

Accession Number

1926.511

Places

Massachusetts (United States)