Mourning Painting

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1827-1830

GUSN

GUSN-36768

Description

Two monuments under willow, man at one, woman at other, stream at lower right.

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Watercolor
Unidentified Paper
Painting

Inscription

Printed in ink or paint at center: ""Far, far distant dwells/ The immortal soul./ Sacred/ to the memory of/ Mr. Nathaniel Staples./ died Sept. 24, 1827. Aged 74 years/ and/ Mrs. Elizabeth Staples/ died Jan. 17, 1819 Aged 55 years./ Sacred to the memory of/ Hannah S. Fernald/ died Feb. 1, 1806./ aged one year./ Lovely babe/ thy days are ended./ All thy painful days below./ And thy spirit has ascended,/ Where living waters ever flow."" One paper strip along bottom of picture, printed, is ""...Maine. Painted by Mrs. Nathan Junkins of Greenland New Hampshire. Gift of Wm. Sumner Appleton 1934.927."" In pen script on reverse, center left, is ""The Staples of Eliot, Maine/ Painted by Mrs. Nathan Junkins of Greenland, NH./ Junkins""

People and Organizations

Nathaniel Staples
Elizabeth Staples
Hannah S. Fernald

Maker

Junkins, Nathan, Mrs. (Artist)

Location of Origin

Greenland, NH, USA

Dimensions

18 1/4 x 21 7/8 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1934.927

Places

New Hampshire (United States)
Maine (United States)