February 12, 2021 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


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Two Massachusetts Mourning Theorems

circa 1830s, view of two figures standing by a large monument inscribed "Sacred in the Memory of Mr. John Cobb Jr. who died Augst 30th 1823 aged 23 Years", with lock of hair lower right corner, watercolor and ink on velvet, 19 x 20-1/4 in., probably original painted wood frame with sand cove molding, 23-1/2 x 25 in.; view of woman and young child standing beside two large monuments, willow tree and village in background, larger monument inscribed "Sacred in the Memory of Mrs. Chloe Stone who died April 7th 1820 Aged 24 Years", braided ring of hair pinned to lower right of monument, smaller monument inscribed "In Memory of Clifford Stone who died Feb. 3 1831 aged 18 months", watercolor and ink on velvet, 19-1/4 x 20-1/4 in., probably original painted wood frame with sand cove molding, 24 x 25 in.

Note: The typed label verso indicates that that John Cobb Jr. commemorated in one theorem was the brother of Mrs. Chloe Stone who is commemorated in the companion theorem. The Stone family lived in Mansfield, Massachusetts. 

Exhibited: Farnsworth Museum, Wellesley, Massachusetts, February 1950 (labels verso).

Provenance:Mrs. Helen S. Peirce, Natick, Massachusetts (label verso); Property from the Collection of Dudley and Constance Godfrey

Condition:

Cobb memorial with some foxing and fading; Stone memorial with water damage at bottom and stains around right willow tree, tear or crease upper right, overall fading and foxing

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,920
02/12/2021

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