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Shipwrecked Mother and Child, Folio no.14 in the John Ludlow Morton Album
Date: 1829
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Medium: Watercolor, black ink and gouache with scratching out on paper, bound into album
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. ( 8.9 x 13 cm )
Description: Genre
Credit Line: Bequest of Emily Ellison Post
Object Number: 1944.379
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Inscribed: Signed and inscribed at lower left inside framing lines in black ink: "F.S. Agate 1829"; inscribed below image in brown ink: "'For her pale arm a babe had prest, / With such a wreathing grasp / Billows had dash'd oe'r that fond breast / Yet not undone the clasp. / Her very tresses had been flung / To wrap the fair child's form / Where still there wet long streamers clung / All tangled by the storm / And beautiful midst that wild scene / Gleam'd up the boy's dead face.' (Mrs. Hemans' Poems)"

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John Ludlow Morton, New York City; Harriet E. Morton Ellison; Emily Ellison Post, Jackson Heights, New York City