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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.

This is a mourning picture from United Kingdom. It is dated ca. 1810 and we acquired it in 1957. From the Collection of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper.

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Its medium is

hair, cardboard, brass, velvet, glass

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed): 3.3 x 10 x 11.5 cm (1 5/16 x 3 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.) H x W x D (open): 3.3 x 10 x 23.4 cm (1 5/16 x 3 15/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed on tomb monument pictured: "Triste souvenir / d'une / soeur cherie."

This object was donated by Estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Mourning Picture (England), ca. 1810 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=4 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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