AMERICAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
WATERCOLOR MOURNING PICTURE FOR JOHN DAGGETT
watercolor on paper
Southern Massachusetts or Rhode Island
15 ¾ by 19 ¾ in.
the tombed inscribed Consecrated to the remains of John Dagget who was born Sept 9th 1800 and died July 5th 1803. And an Infant Child aged 10 hours who was born June 5th 1818. The lower register with a memorial verse When Gabriel's awful trump shall blow And Souls to boolies join, What crowds shall wish their lives below Had been as short as shine.
Joan Brownstein American Folk Paintings, Newbury, Massachusetts.
This watercolor memorializes the younger siblings of Lydia Maxcy Daggett (1802-1882) of Attleboro, Massachusetts, who went on to marry Capron Peck in 1824 and had twelve children of her own, eight of whom died in infancy and childhood. The First Baptist Church in the nearby town of Providence, Rhode Island is visible in the background in this scene behind the mourning Lydia Daggett.