Shipwrecked Mother and Child, Folio no.14 in the John Ludlow Morton Album

Object Number: 
1944.379
Date: 
1829
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 )
Inscriptions: 
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)"
Description: 
Genre
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Emily Ellison Post
Provenance: 
John Ludlow Morton, New York City; Harriet E. Morton Ellison; Emily Ellison Post, Jackson Heights, New York City
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group