Painting of Family Register

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-2810

Description

Square format, painted on a soft gray background and decorated with scrolls and flowering vines and roses in shades of pale rose, yellow and blue; at the bottom are interlaced scrolls framing two landscape views of small cottages with outbuildings; there is a darker gray strip painted arounded the edge; the painting is unframed.

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
ticking
genealogy (discipline)
Tick
Oil
Geneology
PICTURE, FAMILY REGISTER

Inscription

Painted in image, within scrolls: ""Sidney Julius Morton Sylvia Laws Born Sept. 3, 1811 Born July 22, 1836/Born Sept. 12, 1809, married May first 1834. Edwin Alonzo/ Passed to Higher Life/ Feb. 13, 1860/Adaliza Jane/ Born Aug. 4, 1841/ Passed to Higher Life/ Oct. 5, 1853/ Ae 12 yers 2 mo. Julius/Hervey Born Feb. 4, 1849. Abby Ermina Born Marc/20, 1843/ Sarah Elizabath Born/ May 6, 1845 At the upper center edge of the image, below the sun rays, written very faintly in blue: ""Angel/Bright are ever light/sight/flight?""

Associated Building

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

People and Organizations

Morton Family

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

22 x 22 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1261