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In Memory of Richard Collins Jr. / Died July 27, 1800 @ 5 Years, mourning picture
  • United States
  • In Memory of Richard Collins Jr. / Died July 27, 1800 @ 5 Years, mourning picture, 1808
  • Where object was made: United States
  • watercolor, silk, ink on silk, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 39.4 x 47 cm
    Object Height/Width: 15.51 x 18.5 cm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0644
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Memento Mori (in memory of Richard Collins, Jr.) with a full length female figure in a landscape. The woman is center left, her head seen in profile. She wearing a long beige and white dress with an orange headband. She has black curly hair to her ear and is leaning her right elbow on a large pedestal with a flaring base. There is a circular plaque with an inscription on the front of the pedestal and an urn on top. There is a tree (willow) with branches hanging down behind and a bush. Behind, in the middle ground, is a wooden fence, water with reflections, and hills and foliage. The foreground has green, blue, and white grass with plants. There are white clouds and blue sky in the background.