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Thu, 22 Nov 2018 15:00:53 +0000
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family
mourning
sampler
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<img width="640" height="679" src="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/59209_6a2eae0be5790cdb_b-700x743.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Image features: Embroidered picture, nearly square in format, depicting a mourning female figure leaning on a tomb surmounted by an urn under the shade of a weeping willow. The tomb bears the inscription: Sacred to the memory of Dr. Robt Rogerson. obt. April 1st 1806, AE 49 y&#039;s. Lucy Rogerson. obt. March 4th, 1807, AE 39. Danl. H. Rogerson. obt., March 25th, 1808, AE 14. Lucy H. Rogerson. obt. 1803, AE 11 months. Embroidered in tan silk with toned watercolor washes. Trial sketch of head on left margin and trial letters in lower right and bottom margins. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object." style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/59209_6a2eae0be5790cdb_b-700x743.jpg 700w, https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/59209_6a2eae0be5790cdb_b-283x300.jpg 283w, https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/59209_6a2eae0be5790cdb_b-170x180.jpg 170w, https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/59209_6a2eae0be5790cdb_b.jpg 965w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="31835" data-permalink="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2018/11/22/weeping-willow/59209_6a2eae0be5790cdb_b/" data-orig-file="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/59209_6a2eae0be5790cdb_b.jpg" data-orig-size="965,1024" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="59209_6a2eae0be5790cdb_b" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/59209_6a2eae0be5790cdb_b-283x300.jpg" data-large-file="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/59209_6a2eae0be5790cdb_b-700x743.jpg" />To a modern eye, mourning samplers sometimes seem insufficiently personal or idiosyncratic to represent genuine grief, relying as they do on stock motifsā€”the woman in classical dress leaning in a posture of grief against the tomb, under a weeping willow. In fact, mourning was perhaps more fashionable than emotional; following the death of George Washington...
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