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Two Framed Memorials

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2282
Lot:
446
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$499$425

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2282
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
August 14, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Two Framed Memorials, America, early 19th century, one with ink and gouache on artist board depicting a female figure standing next to an obelisk indistinctly inscribed "Cordially Transcribed by A Haskell," and "In Memory of ---m Haskell .... AE 32 Years", in a scene with weeping willows and town buildings in the distance, signed "A. Haskell" l.l. (toning, foxing), sight size13 5/8 x 10 1/4 in.; a memorial stitched with black silk threads on a white silk ground depicting a woman leaning against an urn-topped monument inscribed "Mrs. Elizabeth Winship died March 26th 1804 Aged 45 Years/That blameless Virtue which adorns thy bloom/Lamented Parent now weeps o'er thy Tomb/ While soft remembrance drops the willing tear/ And vows Friendship its chief mourner here"; the background with stitched weeping willow and tree-lined hills, (stains, scattered stitch losses, toning), sight size 15 x 16 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Haskell, Elizabeth Winship, Book collecting, Functional languages

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