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Mourning embroidery

American (Albany, New York)
1803
Mary Wright (American (New York))


Object Place: Albany, New York

Dimensions

45.7 x 61.0 cm (18 x 24 in.) framed

Accession Number

2017.1331

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk, graphite

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered mourning pictures in black and white depicting a young woman standing over a tomb inscribed to “Mrs. Anna Gazley.” A second tomb in the background is inscribed to Jonathan Titus Heartt. Original frame and painted glass inscribed “Mary Wright, FECIT 1803”

Inscription

"MARY WRIGHT, FECIT, 1803" in gilt on frame.

Provenance

By 2012, Robert and Mary Lou Sutter, Hanson, MA; 2017, bequest of Robert and Mary Lou Sutter to the MFA. (Accession date: June 21, 2017)

Credit Line

Bequest of Robert C. and Mary Lou Sutter