Cut-Paper Mourning Picture

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1794-1810

GUSN

GUSN-7587

Description

Molded wood frame, stained dark brown. Under glass. White paper cutout mounted on olive green fabric. Centered at bottom is stepped gravestone with "BELOV'D - THO' LOST SEPR 26 1794." Monument surmounted by urn with floral sprig in bowl with long tendrils covering remainder of picture and ending in feather like leaves. Above "NOW - TO THE WINDS MAY ALL MY SIGHS BE GIVEN - AND REACH - THO' LOST ON EARTH - THE EAR OF HEAVEN."

Details

Descriptive Terms

cut-paper work
cutwork
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Picture
Picture

Inscription

Old label on back: ""This piece of handwork is to be returned to Mrs. W. W. Archer 932 Park Ave. Richmond, Virginia ...""

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

12 9/16 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.517