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‘A Parents Loss’ Mourning Neoclassical 18th Century Miniature

‘A Parents Loss’ Mourning Neoclassical 18th Century Miniature

English/Hebrew Dedicated Mourning Ring, 1780

English/Hebrew Dedicated Mourning Ring, 1780

1780: Sepia-painted ivory brooch set in gold, depicting a woman mourning at a grave with willow in the background. The inscription on the urn reads, "Not lost but gone before." Rows of hair are found at the bottom of the painting.

1780: Sepia-painted ivory brooch set in gold, depicting a woman mourning at a grave with willow in the background. The inscription on the urn reads, "Not lost but gone before." Rows of hair are found at the bottom of the painting.

Martha Washington’s mourning jewelry. On the death of George Washington in 1799 she had a snippet of his hair put in this locket. When she died a snippet of her hair was added. Mourning jewelry was a...

Martha Washington’s mourning jewelry. On the death of George Washington in 1799 she had a snippet of his hair put in this locket. When she died a snippet of her hair was added. Mourning jewelry was a...

‘A Parents Loss’ Mourning Neoclassical 18th Century Miniature

‘A Parents Loss’ Mourning Neoclassical 18th Century Miniature

This example holds the words ‘Not Lost But Gone Before’ and exemplifies this style, with its urn (hearkening back to the Greek style and draped for mourning), though it is trapped in a contemporary setting of a church and cemetery. Painted with sepia and hair, this is a beautiful example of its form and time.

This example holds the words ‘Not Lost But Gone Before’ and exemplifies this style, with its urn (hearkening back to the Greek style and draped for mourning), though it is trapped in a contemporary setting of a church and cemetery. Painted with sepia and hair, this is a beautiful example of its form and time.

Sepia mourning ring, James Descola, ob 6th of July, 1792 Ae 67

Sepia mourning ring, James Descola, ob 6th of July, 1792 Ae 67

Watercolor on ivory set in rose gold brooch with hairwork on back, circa 1800-1810. There are definite similarities between jewels of mourning and sentimental or amatory jewels.

Watercolor on ivory set in rose gold brooch with hairwork on back, circa 1800-1810. There are definite similarities between jewels of mourning and sentimental or amatory jewels.

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