Watercolor

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1818-1825

GUSN

GUSN-2800

Description

A watercolor memorial painting, showing in the center a rectangular tomb surmounted by an urn and a wreath of roses. At left is a woman in mourning in a grey dress and scarf. To her left is a leafy tree with a bold trunk painted in oils, and two houses- one white and one yellow. At her right stands a weeping willow and two additional white houses with red roofs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

funerary art
watercolors (paintings)
ink
oil paint (paint)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
deaths
memorials
mourning
tombs
urns
willow (wood)
wreaths (costume accessories)
Unidentified Paper
Oil
Watercolor
Ink
Tomb
Urn
Wreath
Classical Figure
Weeping Willow
Mourning
Death
Memorial
Picture

Inscription

Written in script with ink in the oval on the tomb is: Sacred/to the MEMORY of/Mrs/Mary J. [?] Richardson/who died/Sept 12th, 1818/AE 4 years. [See NFL cat.card for full inscription on paper backing, providing a geneology of the Richardsons.]

Associated Building

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

Maker

Jarvis Newell, Mary (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

11.688 x 13.75 x 0.813 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1251

Places

Massachusetts (United States)