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Mourning Picture (England), ca. 1810

This is a Mourning picture. It is dated ca. 1810 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is hair, cardboard, brass, velvet, glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Tender Mourning in Style.

This object was donated by Estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper. It is credited From the Collection of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper.

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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."

Cite this object as

Mourning Picture (England), ca. 1810; hair, cardboard, brass, velvet, glass; 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.); From the Collection of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper; 1957-165-10

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18416831/ |title=Mourning Picture (England), ca. 1810 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=11 December 2016 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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