Framed Painted Family Memorial, by Caroline C. Bond, probably Bridgewater, Massachusetts, gilt eglomise inscription l.c. "Caroline C. Bond," watercolor on velvet, depicting a landscape with a weeping willow over an urn-topped monument inscribed "In memory of Mr. Amos Bond who died Feb. 20th MDCCCXII/Aged 32.," (toning), 12 1/4 x 15 in., in original eglomise mat and molded giltwood frame.
Note: According to The history of Augusta, from the earliest settlement to the present time..., by James W. North, Augusta, Maine, 1870, p. 805, Amos Bond was born May 15, 1780, in Augusta, Maine. He was one of several children of Thomas (b. Watertown, Massachusetts.) and Esther Merriam (b. Concord, Massachusetts). "Amos traded in his father's store at Bond's Brook, [in Augusta, Maine] afterwards in the Gage store...He married October 1807 Martha Keith of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, to which place he removed and died, February 20, 1812 aged 31 years. Two children. Caroline [and] Martha Keith."
The velvet is toned when no paint was applied, the eglomise mat is flaking a little and separating from the glass appearing cloudy.