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Mourning picture

ca. 1810
Probably made in Walpole, New Hampshire, United States
Painted watercolor and gouache on silk
19 x 24 1/4 in. (48.3 x 61.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld, 1983
Accession Number:
Not on view
Creating memorial paintings in watercolor on silk was another skill that a teenage girl at a ladies' academy might have acquired. These paintings were probably as difficult to complete as the needlework pictures; in both cases the girl probably followed an outline drawn by her teacher or a local artist. This is the only mourning picture in our collection that has not been filled in with birth and death dates.
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld, until 1983
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