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Object Name: Mourning embroidered picture
Date: ca. 1810
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Medium: Watercolor on silk
Dimensions: Overall: 17 1/2 x 22 in. ( 44.4 x 55.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Albany
Description: Horizontal rectangular mourning embroidery picture in various colors of silk floss and chenille on silk ground; a female figure in empire-style dress standing beside an urn on a memorial pedestal, two trees in the foreground, a chapel in the background, the sky, foreground stream, the woman's face and hands and the memorial inscription are painted; stitches include satin, straight, knots and cross.
Credit Line: Gift of Frederic G. Hoppin
Object Number: 1968.1
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Marks: Signature: bottom, on glass in gilt: "A. D. BEEKMAN." Inscription: bottom left, painted on memorial: "SACRED to the / Memory of / Geradus Beekman / Who departed this Life / Aged 88 Ys 4 M. & 9 days / Ann Beekman / Wife of G. B. Aged / 71 Years 9 M. & 4 days"

Exhibitions:

"Home Sewn: Three Centuries of Stitching History," New-York Historical Society, November 18, 2003-April 18, 2004.