Memento Mori

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1803-1805

GUSN

GUSN-3027

Description

Pair of memorials in oval repousse brass frames. Square tomb surmounted by an urn which is overhung by a weeping willow tree; four small poplars in left background; at right is a woman's figure with right arm upraised; the left hand supports a large anchor, a symbol of hope; pressed brass frames with glass; pictures are identical except for inscription.

Details

Descriptive Terms

memento mori
funerary art
ink
paper (fiber product)
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
watercolor (paint)
mourning
Unidentified Paper
Pencil
Watercolor
Ink
Mourning
PICTURE, MOURNING

Inscription

On front, in image: 1991.1518.1 ""In memory of/Capt. Edmund Little/Who died 7th Sept. 1785/ aged 69 years."" 1991.1518.2 ""In memory of/Judith Little/Who died 7th Sept. 1785/Aged 69 years."" On the verso of 1991.1518.2 on a typewritten jelly label: ""Judith (Adams) Little Dan./ Matthew and Sarah (Knight)./ B. 2 April, 1716. M. Mar. 1786. D. 7 Sept. 1785, W. Newbury""

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.1518.1,2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

10.5 x 8.5 x 1.188 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1518.1-2

Places

Massachusetts (United States)