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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.
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oil paint (paint)
PICTURE, FAMILY REGISTER
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?""
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
22 x 22 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little