Mourning Miniature



Object ID:
1926-01-2
Category:
Other
Medium:
watercolor and ink on ivory, gold case
Date:
1801
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, CT
Size:
3 1/4" length x 2 1/2" width
Description:
Mourning miniature. Oval image, ink and watercolor on ivory. Scene of woman in white dress in mourning pose over tombstone, with weeping willow to the left, willow branches are accentuated with woven hair. Tombstone inscribed: "Sacred to the/MEMORY/of Miss/Clarrisa Champion/OB October 22/1801/AE 16 YEARS 7/months 22 days." Urn on top of tombstone with initial "C.C." on front. Encased in rose gold frame, opening in back with glass bezel, containing lock of hair, leather case.

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