MARY ANN HUNTINGTON
Woodbury, CT 1805
Silk embroidered memorial
Mary Ann Huntington died in May of 1805 at aged 16 before she could complete this silk embroidered
memorial. Her younger sister Alza finished it. It's almost as if Mary Ann created her own memorial, an unusual
if not unique situation in school girl needlework.
This piece of Embroidery was begun by Mary Ann/ Huntington who died 21st May 1805
in the 16th year/ of her age and finished by her sister Alza to commemorate/ the memory of the deceased.
HER Hand first drew these blooming flowers,
Which now her silent Tomb adorn;
Pass yet a few more fleeting Hours,
Some fleeting Hand may deck my Urn.
Mary Ann and Alza were the youngest of Daniel and Sibyl Tomlinson's nine children, all born in Woodbury, CT.
Silk, ink and watercolor on silk; 20 ½ x 17 ½ inches framed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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