Worked in silk and paint on silk; inscribed on glass wrought by Elizabeth Wolcott, 1808.
Retains original eglomise mat; reproduction frame. Overall condition very good.
A related embroidery was worked by thirteen-year-old Anne Kuhn, c. 1810 (see ANTIQUES, March 1986, p. 600). Elizabeth Wolcott (1780-1832) was the daughter of Edward Kitchen Wolcott (1754-1832) and Hannah Sewall of Brookline. She was twenty-eight years old when she dedicated this mourning piece to her brother, Henry S. Wolcott (1782-1805), and on December 7, 1809, she married John F. Barber of Boston.
Her father donated land to the Congregational Church for a parsonage and is still being used for that purpose today. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).
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