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This round, silk mourning picture depicts nine mourners dressed in black huddle around a monument with urn on top. Some string a garland of roses on the front and side of the monument. One weeping willow on either side and a white classical revival house at the left.
needlework (visual works)
Curator's Note: A young member of the Abbe family worked this exquisite memorial at Lydia Royse's school in Hartford, CT. It is nearly identical to one worked by Mary Treadwell for her sister Lucy Jerome. See Betty Ring, Girlhood Embroideries, Vol. 1 p. 216. Mary Treadwell and the young Abbe girl were most likely classmates.
""In/memory/of A Father/SHUBAEL ABBE/ob April 16th 1804/AE 39 years"" (Painted)
20 x 20 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. Huntly H. Gilbert
Connecticut (United States)