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Embroidered picture

Object Number: 
Z.1133
Date: 
1798-1810
Medium: 
Silk, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 7/8 x 12 1/2 in. ( 37.8 x 31.8 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: center, on body of urn in black floss: "IN MEMORY OF / Mr SIMON HASTINGS / BORN MARCH 1st 1735. / DIED AUGUST 15 1785. / Mrs SARAH HAST- / INGS BORN APRIL / 11 1738. DIED / DECEMBER 22 / 1798."
Description: 
Oval mourning embroidery with various colors of silk floss on vertical rectangular silk ground; memorial urn on pedestal in center with robed figure standing at right, willow tree at left, sky, figure's head and designs on memorial are painted; stitches include satin, knots, straight and backstitch. Inscribed in embroidery: "IN MEMORY OF / Mr SIMON HASTINGS / BORN MARCH 1st 1735. / DIED AUGUST 15 1785. / Mrs SARAH HAST- / INGS BORN APRIL / 11 1738. DIED / DECEMBER 22 / 1798."
Gallery Label: 
Simon Hastings (1735-1785) married Sarah Eunice Coolidge (1738-1798) in Watertown, MA in 1759 and died in Boston.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group