Mourning Picture, ca. 1810
Hair, cardboard, brass, velvet, glass. From the Collection of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper. 1957-165-10.
What is this?
Oval brass form surrounding scene made of hair, depicting tomb monument topped by urn and inscribed: "Triste souvenir d'une soeur cherie." Tomb flanked by tufts of grass with a weeping willow tree behind, all under a domed glass cover. Mounted in blue-green velvet covered oval case, interior covered in grey-green velvet.