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Catalog Number 0005.017.4722
Collection History Collection
Object Name Sampler
Place of Origin United States/New York/Long Island
Maker Hewlett, Mary Ann 1816-1820
Artist Hewlett, Mary Ann
Title Mourning Picture
Material Silk
Dimensions H-21 W-26 inches
Notes Embroidered mourning picture, of a girl leaning on a tomb inscribed, "Sacred/ To The Memory Of/Peggy A. Hewlett/Sept 21st 1816/AE 7 Years 5 Months/And 6 Days" On the reverse painting in glass, in gold, at the bottom, is the following inscription: "why doating parents and fond kindred mourn the lovely floweret , it was lent in love." "Mary Ann Hewlett" "though prematurely from your garden taken-missing?] will bloom immortal in the fields"
Credit line Gift of Everett P. Stone, 1961.