Needlework Picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1804

GUSN

GUSN-48717

Description

Oval, silk mourning picture. Two women on either side of a memorial with an urn on top. Large tree at right, several small trees and buildings at left. Weeping willow behind memorial. Sky, heads and arms are painted. stitches: satin stitch, french knot

Details

Descriptive Terms

needlework (visual works)
funerary art
embroidering
painting (coating)
silk (textile)
education
mourning
Silk
Embroidered
Painted
Education
Mourning
Picture, Needlework

Inscription

""In Memory of/John Stanton Edes/Died June 13th, 1802, Aged 4 years 6 months./John Stanton Edes,/Died September 8th 1804. Aged 4 months./ Our life is ever on the wing,/And death is ever nigh;/The moment when our life begins,/We all begin to die.""/""Executed by Mary Edes""

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Charlestown, MA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

30 1/4 x 27 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Penelope B. Noyes

Accession Number

1972.22

Places

Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly