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needlework memorial from Beverly, MA

Beverly, MA, c. 1805

Mary worked this memorial depicting a woman walking with flowers to a large urn-topped monument with an overhanging weeping willow in a tree-lined landscape with a pool of water in the foreground. The monument inscribed “IN MEMORY OF Jervis Lamson AE 6 Yrs:& 5 mo./1803/Blest are the dead whose Souls are pure, Their Suffrings past their Glory sure.,”. The eglomise glass is inscribed “MARY LAMSON” in a period molded giltwood frame.

Mary Lamson was the sixth of eleven children born to Nathaniel (1751-1816) and Jane (Gage) Lamson (1761-1809), of Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. Mary was born on March 29, 1792. Her younger brother Jarvis was born on February 28, 1797, and died August 22, 1803. Interestingly, Mary’s three youngest siblings were triplets. Mary died December 14, 1843. A note affixed to the backboard is inscribed “From Mrs. Henry Endicott/Boston.”

Silk, paint and ink on silk; 19 x 14 3/4 inches.


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