Engraving

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1803

GUSN

GUSN-17129

Description

"Happiness". Black and gilt ovoid surround of reverse painting on glass. Woman seated with child at breast, man standing behind: both lookout open door. Dog to their left, landscape with trees and stream in background. Painted in pink, red, yellow, blue, green, brown. Surround has a 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)
children (people by age group)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
dog (animal)
families
men (male humans)
women (female humans)
Glass
Watercolor
Ink
Unidentified Paper
Hand Colored
Man
Woman
Child
Dog
Family
Oil
Engraving

Inscription

Label on back reads: ""Happiness/ Happy they live by Hymn blest/ The God of Love their vows carest/ In hopes their happier hours to share/ Maybe our greatest chiefest care.""/ ""Published July 25, 1803, by Valentine Bernarda & Cermenati; London, and North Row, Boston."" Bottom of print cut off and glued on back of picture.

Maker

Possibly Valentine Bernarda & Cermenati (Printer)

Location of Origin

London & Boston

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

15.625 x 11.625 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone

Accession Number

1926.512

Places

Massachusetts (United States)