06-06-2004 06-06-2004
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2242 Boston
June 6, 2004 11:00AMCalender

Silkwork and Watercolor Mourning Picture

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2242 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 06, 2004 11:00AM


Silkwork and Watercolor Mourning Picture, "Wrought by Mary Mirick, AE14.," second quarter, 19th century, silk threads on a silk ground with watercolor background, facial features, and hands, depicting a woman leaning against an urn-topped sarcophagus pointing heavenward, with a weeping willow tree, distant church, and houses, the monument inscribed "To the memory of Benj'n Mirick Jr. who died Sept. 25, 1805 aged 20 months./Benj'n Mirick 3rd who died Oct. 13, 1806. Aged 11 months./Mrs. Sarah Mirick who died Oct. 8 1825. Aged 45 years.," (imperfections), 17 x 19 1/ 2 in., under eglomise glass with maker's name inscribed in gilt lettering, in a gilt gesso frame.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


Mary Mirick, Benj'n Mirick Jr., Sarah Mirick