Watercolor

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1818-1820

GUSN

GUSN-2799

Description

Of rectangular format, of a landscape with large trees and rolling hills. On the banks of a pond is a rectangular tomb with an urn on top, adorned with a garland of roses. A cactus plant is on the forground rocks. It is possible that the gold frame with rope molding is original. [see photo neg.#47514-A]

Details

Descriptive Terms

funerary art
watercolors (paintings)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
deaths
memorials
tombs
urns
Watercolor
Unidentified Paper
Memorial
Tomb
Death
Urn
PICTURE, MOURNING

Inscription

In ink on the urn in the image (in caps) is written: IN MEMORY OF MR. JOHN COGSWELL. Who died 30 Jany 1818 AE 80 yrs. [Note: the month appears to have been corrected; a white square of pigment & black filled in month contrast with the buff ground & brown ink of the rest of the inscription.] On the back, upper right corner, is a red bordered jelly label- written in black ballpoint is: Loaned by Mr. and Mrs./Bertram K./Little . On the back, lower right, on a red bordered jelly label- written in blue fountain pen is: John Cogswell Cabinetmaker/Born Ipswich 1738,/lived in Boston. Son/of Francis, and nephew of Jonathan, who built/ ""Cogswell's Grant.""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

18 x 22 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1250

Places

Massachusetts (United States)