Mourning Picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1800

GUSN

GUSN-45134

Description

Mourning picture, watercolor on silk ground. Depicts a woman in mourning dress standing by a large tomb under a weeping willow. Memorial to "...Jonathan Davis who died March 15, 1800 age 42." Gilt wood frame with reverse painted glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

funerary art
silk (textile)
watercolor (paint)
ink
mourning
Picture

Inscription

""Sacred/ to the/ Memory of/ Mr. Jonathan Davis/ who died/ March 15th 1800/ AET 42"" (appears to be written in ink)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

18 1/4 x 20 5/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Bridge

Accession Number

1950.205