Mourning picture

American
about 1809


Object Place: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

53.3 x 68.6 cm (21 x 27 in.) (framed)

Accession Number

2000.975

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk; ink and color

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered memorial picture of two girls flanking the tomb of Capt. Mayo Gerrish, born November 17, 1768, died March 28, 1809, Age 41; willow trees on either side. Faces and arms of girls painted with color. Gold frame with reverse painted glass.

Credit Line

Gift of the Class of the Museum of Fine Arts in honor of Mrs. Angela B. Fischer and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Johnson, co-chairmen 1982-2000